Ray Allison, SFP3
Recently our webmaster received email information from Reese Foster about the passing of Ray Allison.
The following obituary was published in the Forest Lake, Minnesota newspaper The Forest Lake Times on Wednesday, November 28, 2007:
Raymond C. Allison
1947 - 2007
Forest Lake, Minnisota
Raymond C. Allison age 65 of Forest Lake died, Sunday, November 25, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ray began his career in 1967 as a pipe fitter; which continued with Local #455 for over 30 years. He enjoyed all aspects of bicycling, especially making and riding recumbent bikes. He was a member of the Minnesota Human Powered Vehicle Association. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alverna (Johnson) Allison; and nephew Brent. He is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years Mary Lou; daughter Michelle (Terry) Allison Peterson; brother-in-law Gary (Susan) Dupre; mother-in-law Lucille Dupre; nieces and nephews, Gail, Mark, Mike, Greg, Brian, Grace, Anna.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2007 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1250 South Shore Drive, Forest Lake.
Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday and 9:00-10:00 a.m., Friday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the family.
Image courtesy of the Mattson Funeral Home.
The following information was provided by the Mattson Funeral Home at their web site:
Raymond, like so many others who have selflessly served our country for our freedom, leaves behind a grateful nation. We invite you to share a personal sentiment about Raymond in the permanent community memorial scrapbooks. Please visit the Help Honor a Veteran article on the News and Events page of our web site, http://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com, for more details.
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