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Raymond Lovitz

Raymond Lovitz

Raymond C Lovitz age 86 of Pequot Lakes passed away peacefully on Sunday March 17th at Bethany Good Samaritan Home. He was born May 1st, 1932 in Sauk Rapids on the family farm to Carl and Lena Lovitz. Ray worked at the Sauk Rapids Dairy for 30 some years and served on the local fire department. He retired from Target in 1998. Served in the military, a member of the VFW and American Legion Post. Ray was an avid bird watcher who enjoyed sharing his passion and knowledge, letting all know each Spring when he spotted the first Humming Bird. A walk down a gravel road wasn't just for exercise, there were agates to be found. His favorite sport was fishing, lots of fishing. Deer hunting with his sons and grandsons created memories and a lifelong tradition. If Ray wasn't fishing or hunting, you would find him in his woodworking shop. Ray is survived by his wife, Diane of 32 years, son Curt (Cindy) Lovitz of Breezy Point, son Ken (Deann) Lovitz of Clearwater, daughter Jane (Rob) Mason of East Gull Lake, son Gary (Brenda) Lovitz of Sauk Rapids and son Paul Lovitz of Sauk Rapids. Stepchildren Kerry Kuklok of St. Cloud, Bill (Kristina) Nolden of Gardnerville NV and Karla Fitzharris of Pequot Lakes. 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Brother Bill (Geri) Lovitz of Sauk Rapids, Sister Elaine Dollar of Sauk Rapids and Sister Ruth Reber of Sauk Rapids. Preceding Ray in death are his parents, 1st wife Violet, daughter Diane and sister Irene. A private family gathering to spread Ray's ashes will be held at a later date.