Raymond P. Tschumperlin died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his Eden Valley home. He was 74.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday, both at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the church.
Ray was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Eden Valley to Christ and Agnes (Millerbernd) Tschumperlin. He married Judy Jude June 11, 1966, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Ray farmed on the home farm all of his life, and he also drove truck for Dan Tschumperlin Farms, and he worked at General Mills in Litchfield for five and a half years after retiring from farming. Ray was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society, and Catholic Aid. Ray enjoyed farming, milking for 45 years, driving the gator with his grandchildren, spending winters in Texas, and driving truck for Dan. He also enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, playing cards, boating, bowling, traveling, dancing, camping, and the Corner Bar group.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Gregory, brother Eugene, and parents-in-law Francis and Clara Jude.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Eden Valley; daughter and son Deanna (and Bryan) Klaphake of Cold Spring, and Dan (and Jackie Griep) Tschumperlin of Eden Valley; grandchildren Adam, Alex, Aaron and Ashley Klaphake; sister and brother Luella (and Werner) Kraemer of Paynesville, and Ken (and Gaylia) Tschumperlin of Cold Spring; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Kathy Tschumperlin of Watkins, Wayne (and Arlene) Jude of Paynesville, Gary (and Cathy) Jude of Maple Lake, Alan (and Kathy) Jude of Annandale, Glenn (and Darlene) Jude of Dayton, and Brad (and Mary) Jude of Elk River; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes.