Ray Norman Beckefeld, age 84, of Dassel, formerly of Howard Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.
An inurnment will take place at a later date. The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of arrangements.
Ray was born May 20, 1929, in Hopkins, the son of Gust and Emily (Heckman) Beckefeld.The family moved to Chicago, IL, where Ray attended school.
He moved to Indiana, where he lived for several years before moving to Howard Lake, and then to Dassel, where he has resided for the past 16 years.
Ray worked as a welder in Chicago, Indiana, and Winsted. He also operated a hobby farm while he lived in Indiana.
He is survived by his special friend, Ione Montgomery of Dassel; children Cheryl Ann Warner, Daniel K. Beckefeld, Ray P. Beckefeld, and Darren K Beckefeld; and several grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.