Raymond Alfred Posusta, age 93, of Dassel, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Dassel Lakeside Community Home.
He was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, the son of Joseph and Mathilda (Emme) Posusta.
Raymond A. Posusta and Rose M. Kremer were joined in holy marriage Aug. 23, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Raymond engaged in farming in Victor Township, south of Howard Lake, from 1950-1968. After selling the farm in 1969, they built a new house on County Road 30. They moved to Cokato in 1995.
Raymond was also a truck driver for Howard Lake Ready Mix for 25 years.
He liked desserts, fishing, gardening, playing cards, tinkering in his garage, and keeping things neat.
Raymond was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose M. Posusta; children: Gloria (Larry) Kotila of Dassel, Glen (Lois) Posusta of Monticello, Randy Posusta of Phoenix, AZ, and Joseph (Michelle) Posusta of Lakeville; a daughter-in-law, Helene Posusta of Dassel; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Gale Posusta, March 18, 2016; a grandchild, Jacob Posusta in 1988; his parents, Joseph and Mathilda Posusta; and six siblings: Wilfred, Lenora, Dorothy, Myrtle, Irvan and Evelyn.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant, and Alice Nowak as the organist for the Mass. Megan Posusta was reader, and grandchildren Anna Schillewaert, Luis Larios, and Validia Larios were gift bearers. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
There was visitation Wednesday, June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. A rosary was recited at 5 p.m., and a prayer service was at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Granddaughters Gina (Posusta) Schillewaert, Tressa (Kotila) Gadea, Kala (Posusta) Larios, Kelsi Posusta, Emily (Posusta) Swindall, and Megan Posusta were honorary casket bearers.
Casket bearers were grandsons Troy Kotila, Ryan Posusta, Kyle Posusta, Tyler Posusta, Cody Posusta, and Daniel Barlau (Posusta).
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.themareshfuneralhome.com.