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Raymond W. Shoberg

January 29, 1925 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 94)

Raymond W. Shoberg, 94, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, September 20, 2019. He was born on a farm near Almelund, Minnesota on January 29, 1925 to John and Johanna Augusta Shoberg. After his service in the Navy, Raymond attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he earned an engineering degree. He later moved to Minneapolis, and as fate would have it, made the acquaintance of Edna Arnold at their shared place of work. They were married in 1951 and moved to the Iron Range after the birth of their first child. Raymond spent his career as an electrical engineer working for the mining industry. He loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, and simply being in the woods – and especially the opportunities it afforded him to spend time with the people he loved. Raymond was also an avid reader (especially his daily paper), and valued education and learning for himself and his family. He was a kind and generous man of character, at once both stoic and loving. Raymond believed in choosing a life’s work that is meaningful and brings enjoyment – a philosophy he passionately passed on to his children and grandchildren. In retirement, he and Edna made a dream come true living on McCormack Lake for nearly 40 years. Above all else, Raymond overflowed with pride and joy in the family that he and Edna created – something that would often move him to tears and leave him without the words to convey his deep love. Raymond was preceded in death by his beloved wife Edna one year ago to the day, his parents, and one sibling. He is survived by his children, Michael (Lucia) Shoberg, Margie (Dave) Eberhardt, Jeff (Judy) Shoberg, Bret (Ann) Shoberg, and Faye (Cosmo) DiFazio; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings; numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Raymond’s family wishes to thank the many wonderful caregivers and staff at New Perspectives Senior Living in Cloquet, MN and St. Croix Hospice for their heartfelt and kind attention. Memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will be at the  Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

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