Raymond P. Jyrkas, 77, longtime Keewatin resident died Saturday, January 7, 2023 at home in Keewati[n, MN. He was born December 28, 1945 to Walter and Lavina (Pruess) Jyrkas in Hibbing. After high school, Raymond proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era with the U.S. Air Force with 4 years of service. He later would be employed with the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing. He was a member of the NRA. Raymond was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, trapping, collecting rocks, gardening, reloading his own ammunition, and making his own fishing tackle and wine to name a few.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer (Brett) Maciej, and Teresa (John) Shipley, his grandchildren, Jon, Ray, Autumn, Kyle, Stephanie, Alexis, and Samantha, along with his great-grandchildren Lennox, Elizabeth, Colt, and Easton. Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Ray will be 11:00 am, Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Steve Tomberlin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.