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Raymond W. Eraker, 87, of Casselton, ND, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
Raymond Walter Eraker was born December 27, 1930, at Winger, MN, the son of Andrew and Dina (Anderson) Eraker. He was raised on the family farm near Winger, MN. And graduated from McIntosh, MN high school in 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force and attended clerical school in Louisiana and was stationed for 3 years in England. Raymond and Betty Fritz were married February 11, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fargo. They lived in Casselton where Ray was employed at Casselton Cold Storage. In 1974, he became a Federal Meat Inspector for the USDA. The family moved to Huron, ND in 1979 where Ray was an inspector at the Armour packing plant. They returned to Casselton in 1980 where again he was employed at Casselton Cold Storage for a total of 20 years. He retired from the USDA in 1995.
Ray enjoyed golf and hunting.
Surviving is a son: Kenneth (Toni) Eraker of Casselton and a sister: Irene Solie of Minot.
Preceding Ray in death were: parents; wife: Betty; son: Michael; and siblings: Alma, Helmer, Arnold, Ervin, Leonard, Arthur and Clarence.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at Martin's Lutheran Church in Casselton.
Visitation: An hour prior to the funeral.
Burial: St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Casselton
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