Raymond Muckala, age 90, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson with interment on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Fairview Cemetery in Mound, Minnesota.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., one hour prior the service at the chapel.
Raymond Alfred Muckala was born on June 7, 1927, in New York Mills, Minnesota. He was the son of Alfred and Hanna (Matti) Muckala. Raymond was baptized as an infant on July 1, 1928, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 13, 1943, both at the Apostolic Lutheran Congregation in New York Mills, Minnesota. He received his education in New York Mills, Minnesota. Raymond grew up on a farm in New York Mills.
Raymond entered active military service in the United States Army on October 31, 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 20, 1947, at Camp Beale, California, and achieved the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
On September 2, 1967, Raymond was united in marriage to Mavis Leske at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Raymond and Mavis made their home in Mound, Minnesota, until 2012 when they moved to Hutchinson to be closer to their daughter and family. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter, Jennifer. Raymond and Mavis just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Raymond held employment as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 30 years. He was a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mound for many years and recently a member at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Raymond was also a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Raymond was very handy and enjoyed working on projects around the house, doing yard work, working on cars and reading the newspaper daily. He was a wonderful husband and father. Raymond was a strong, stable and self-sufficient individual. In his last years, his granddaughter, Betsy, brought him special joy.
Raymond passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 90 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Raymond is survived by his:
Beloved Wife, Mavis Muckala of Hutchinson, MN;
Daughter, Jennifer Hansen and her husband, Scott, of Hutchinson, MN;
Granddaughter, Betsy Hansen of Hutchinson, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Raymond is preceded in death by his Parents, Alfred and Hanna Muckala; 8 Siblings, Ella, Clyde, Ethel, Roland, Theron, Ruth, Lorraine and Evelyn.