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Raymond Dietrich Fredrich Wolter

Funeral services for Raymond Dietrich Fredrich Wolter, 90, of Hutchinson, and formerly of Glencoe, were held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Vance Becker officiating.

Mr. Wolter died Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson.

The organist was Dawn Wolter, and the congregation sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Jesus Lead Thou On." Soloist Dennis Wolter sang "God Knew Your Name."

Pallbearers were Dennis Wolter, Dale Wolter, Lowell Wolter, Robert Wolter, Ronald Wolter and Donald Miller. Interment was at the First Lutheran Cemetery.

Mr. Wolter was born in Bergen Township, McLeod County, Feb. 13, 1911, to J. Peter and Margaretha (Engelmann) Wolter. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on Feb. 26, 1911, by the Rev. Zwintscher at St. John's Lutheran Church in Plato. He was also confirmed by the Rev. Zwintscher at the same church April 5, 1925. He attended St. John's Parochial School from 1917 through 1926.

On May 9, 1942, Mr. Wolter entered the U.S. Army. He served in varied campaigns and theaters throughout Europe during World War II. Besides several service ribbons, he was awarded the Purple Heart, before his honorable discharge on Nov. 11, 1945.

On Oct. 16, 1941. Mr. Wolter was united in marriage to Ruth Luedtke at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, by Rev. A. Streufert.

From 1946, until the death of his wife in 1987, they resided near Glencoe and then moved into Hutchinson.

He had his own band before World War II called the "Ray Wolter Dance Band" and enjoyed playing the concertina.

Recently, Mr. Wolter has been a resident of the Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson.

Surviving are his daughter, Sylvia Wolter of Hutchinson; two brothers, Melvin (LaVerna) Wolter of Lester Prairie and Ardell (Erna) Wolter of Norwood Young America; three sisters-in-law, Aurelia Luedtke, Bernice Wolter and Elizabeth Wolter, all of Glencoe; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Edmund Wolter, Orville Wolter and Maynard Wolter; and sister, Laverna Miller.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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