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Raymond Richard Nemec

Funeral services for Raymond R. Nemec, age 79, of Hayward will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018 at St. Theodore Catholic Church.  Father Kurt Farrell will officiate.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30, Friday, November 16 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Raymond Richard Nemec was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Northbend, NE., to Thomas and Anne (Humlicek) Nemec.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Church, Northbend, NE.  He graduated from Northbend high school in 1956.  Raymond was in the Naval Reserves from 1956 – 1961.

On April 7, 1959, Ray married Elaine Brandt at St. Wenceslaus Church, in Dodge, NE.  Raymond and Elaine resided on the family farm by Northbend, NE, until they moved to their farm 3 miles east of Hayward, MN in 1962.

Along with farming full-time, Ray was involved with Minnesota Farmers Union, was a parishioner and trustee for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was on the St. Mary’s cemetery board, and was involved with his kid’s activities at school.  He enjoyed watching all types of sporting events whether they were for his kids, grandkids or on TV.

Survivors include six children: Edith (Brian) Erickson of Lakeville MN; Robin (Kevin) Christenson of Ostrander MN; Renee Wangen of Austin MN; Eileen Nemec of Robbinsdale MN; Ron (Darla) Nemec of Eden Prairie MN; Russ (Sheri) Nemec of Hayward MN; sister-in-law, Audrey Nemec of Rush City MN; brother-in-law, Harold Kermes of Hayward; and grandchildren:  Seth, Emma, Jessica, Jordan, Tony, Thomas, David, Matthew and Travis.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Elaine (1984); sister, Loretta; brother, Tom; and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.


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So sorry to hear about your loss, love and prayers to you all.

Kim Christopherson Nov 17 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on November 15, 2018

Dear Eddie and family, We are sorry for your loss. Let us know if we can help in anyway. May your memories of your father comfort you during this difficult time. Love and Prayers Kenny, Betty and Kathy

Expression of Sympathy Nov 15 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you and your family. Cherish the wonderful memories.

Marilyn Foss Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Robin so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Angela Braaten Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on November 13, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Renee and family so sorry to hear about your Dad. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sherry and Delwin Root

Sherry Root Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Nemec

June Goodnature Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to learn of your loss. Had last seen your Dad a few years ago while he was waiting for a doctor's appt in AL - we were there with my sister.
He was such a help to us when we had our trucking business -there wasn't anything he couldn't do.
We will hold you all in prayer during this difficult time and the future.
Duane and Cathy Tollefson

Duane and Cathy Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Nemec

Karen Wangen Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM

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