Raphael M "Ray" Wenneson

Died: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Dougherty Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Dougherty Funeral Home

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Raphael M. “Ray” Wenneson
Raphael M. “Ray” Wenneson, 79, Hibbing, died Wed. Sept. 27, 2017 in the Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing.  He was born March 5, 1938 in Lynchville, ND to Melvin and Ida Wenneson.  He enjoyed farming in the Lynchville and Valley City area until he moved to northern Minnesota as a young man He worked there as a millwright for 40 years.  In his free time Ray liked to refurbish cars to sell.
He is survived by his first wife Bernice, his children Wade of Hibbing, Wayland (Ruth) of Arlington, TX, Jim of Duluth, MN, Curtis of Minneapolis, MN and Julie Wenneson of Madison, WI, sisters: Doloris Bloomer of Duluth, MN and Gloria Solots of Buffalo, MN, 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife Carol, a brother and a grandson.  
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday,  Oct. 5, in the Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing.  Visitation will be from Noon until service time.

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Linda Tweit
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
So sorry for your loss.Prayers and love to you.

Kathy Nelson
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
So sorry for the loss of Father. The Nelson family.

Marilyn Lahlum
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
With sympathy to you & your family at this sad time.....
I'm Ella Wennenson Grindahl's daughter, they lived in the Litchville area...

Steve Smith
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Wayland, I just heard about your Dad's passing. I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences along with prayers and happy thoughts are with you and your family.

   Posted Mon October 16, 2017
I feel blessed knowing this great man. Only knew Raphael For a few years. I looked forward to seeing his smile often. Ray will be missed by many, especially his "men's coffee group at McD's. Have a safe travel my friend !

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