Raymond Douglas Adickes, age 67, of Isle, formerly of Waverly, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his home with his family after a long battle with colon cancer.
He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Maple Lake, the son of Clarence and Dorothy (Van Lith) Adickes.
Raymond attended Montrose elementary school until the eighth grade, then Buffalo High School, and graduated from Annandale High School in 1963.
He was in the Army from 1965 to 1967, and served in Vietnam.
Ray married Frances McCalpin May 12, 1974, at Sacred Heart Church in Rush City.
Roy was a hobby farmer, milk truck driver, gas truck driver, and also drove from coast-to-coast as a semi-truck driver.
He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening, watching Minnesota Twins baseball, and story-telling.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; and his parents, Clarence and Dorothy Adickes.
He is survived by his children; Donna (Brad Poore) Lyzhoft of Princeton, Dean (Carey) Adickes of Harris, Darcey (David Jr.) Remer, Darin (Katie Remer) Adickes, Daryl (Melissa) Adickes, Devon (Dann Thornton Jr.) Adickes, and Derrick Adickes, all of Isle; grandkids Natalie (Jimmy III), Logan, Cooper, Paityn, Landyn, Evan, Madeline, Lucy, Larkin, Crosby, Amira, Kira, Carter, and Coates; and great-grandchildren Wyatt, Abbey, Aidden, Chase, and Jimmy IV.
Ray is further survived by his siblings, Marguerita Olson of Montrose, Cornelius (Prudy) Adickes of Annandale, Mary Ellen (Bob) Morgan of Thompson, ND, Marlene (Burt) Ramthun of Buffalo, Alan (Carol) Adickes of Mayer, Marcia (Jimmy) Epple of Montrose, Marla (Neal) Maynard of Champlain, Myra (Will) Decker of Palm Desert, CA, Monna Rae Adickes of Laurel, MT, and MaDonna (Rick) Adickes of Waverly; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wahkon, with visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church. Father Jerry Schik officiated, and military honors were provided by the Isle Honor Guard.
Arrangements were with Mille Lacs Lake Funeral Home in Isle.