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Raymond Scheidecker, 79, of Perham, passed away peacefully on June 22 in the presence of his family at Perham Living. A funeral mass was held on June 26 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Matthew Kuhn officiating. Burial was at St. Henry's Catholic Cemetery, Perham.

Raymond Robert Scheidecker was born on March 3, 1934 in Perham, to John and Genevieve (Hegerle) Scheidecker. He grew up in Luce, Minn. and attended country school there. Raymond graduated from Perham High School in 1952. After high school, Raymond entered the Army where he served on non-combat duty in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1963. He was united in marriage to Donna Paschke on May 20, 1967 and they had two children, Kevin and Kelli. Raymond worked for the Luce Block Factory. He also worked for Tuffy's for 26 years as a truck driver and later as a foreman on the cat food line. He retired in 1991 and enjoyed many years of retirement.

Surviving Raymond is his wife of 46 years, Donna; his son, Kevin (fiancé Kristina Januszewski); his daughter, Kelli (Dan) Bjelland; grand-children, Christopher, Etta, Mattie and Isaac Scheidecker, and Emily and Jacob Bjelland; and sisters, Agnes Weis and Margaret Bressler.

Preceding Raymond in death are his parents, John and Genevieve; his siblings, Ervin, Edward, George, Jerry, Theresa and Eleanor.

Memorials preferred to St. Henry's School.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, handled the arrangements. For online condolences, visit