Raymond P. Spurzem, age 75, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 10:00 A.M-1:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Raymond Peter Spurzem was born on October 31, 1946, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He was the son of Raymond and Irene (Bird) Spurzem. Raymond was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He received his education in Robbinsdale, and was a graduate of the Robbinsdale High School Class of 1964.
On April 11, 1970, Raymond was united in marriage to Arlene MacDonald at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Golden Valley, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Toni, Gene, and Terry. Raymond and Arlene resided in Cokato, and later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 52 years of marriage.
Raymond was a Boiler Maker Local 647 and worked for various companies in a five-state area. He retired in 2003.
Raymond enjoyed camping, four-wheeling. He also loved working on cars and over the years had many different vehicles. He loved the demo derbies at all the county fairs and would often be in the pit area helping the drivers. During his retirement he started to work on riding lawn mowers for racing, and enjoyed this very much with his family. There wasn't a car, lawn mower or anything mechanical, he could not fix.
Raymond passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson, at the age of 75 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Raymond is survived by his:
Wife, Arlene Spurzem of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Toni Lynn Stone of Winthrop, MN;
Terry and Stacy Spurzem of Cokato, MN;
Grandchildren, Emerson Stone, Darren and Paige Stone, Alan and Paige Stone, ShyAnne Spurzem, Isabella, Otillia, Calvin, Adelina, Emelia, and Flynnigan Spurzem. Great Grandchild Dalilah Stone;
Many other relatives and friends.
Raymond is preceded in death by his son Gene Spurzem, and his Parents, Raymond and Irene Spurzem.
John McGreevy says
Ray was a good friend for many years. Always willing to help out. He was on the Executive Board of Boilermakers L-647 for many years.
He will be sorely missed.
Douglas Jerome Helwick says
Raymund was someone you could count on to help out no matter where, when, and how every time! Ray was an excellent Boilermaker, he was intelligent and very talented.
As a person, Ray was funny, and fun to be with. As a friend, he was loyal and kind.
And in the end, Raymund Peter Spurzem was a Good Man!
Kathy Quast Bogatzki says
Toni, so sorry to hear about Your Dad. May He Rest in Peace.???. Sending Huggs
Bubba moylan says
Ray was one of a kind for sure. He loved working on cars, trucks, anything with a moter. He liked to drive all over just to go somewhere. He was a good man And brother. I loved to try to make him say. Aluminum. Good by ray
Cindy Standeven says
Ray was a cousin that I always enjoyed talking to. We could always reminisce about the old times for a long time.
As kids we called him baby Ray and never thought much about it until he told us not to. Wish we lived closer!
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Mary (Tighe) Egan says
Arlene and family – I remember hanging at your house at Crawford Lake in Buffalo, Ray taught my brother Tim all there is to know about cars. Ray was a bear of a man but very gentle with a great booming laugh! I’ll remember him fondly.