WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Raymond F. Van De Wiele

    Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond F. Van De Wiele was held Friday, February 7, 2014 at St. Paulís Catholic Church, Walnut Grove, MN. Burial was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Walnut Grove.  Online condolences may be sent to www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Raymond F. Van De Wiele, 81, formerly of Walnut Grove died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Prairie View Senior Living, Tracy.  

    Raymond F. Van De Wiele was born July 19, 1932 , to George and Elisa (Maeyaert) Van De Wiele.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Maryís Catholic Church, Tracy.  Ray attended country school northeast of Tracy, and Walnut Grove Public School.  On August 20, 1952, Ray was united in marriage to Beverly Lavicky at St. Maryís Catholic Church, Tracy.  Ray was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.  He received his honorable discharge December 2, 1954.  He began dairy farming northeast of Walnut Grove.  The couple lived on the home farm until 1983 when they moved one mile to the west.  They moved to Tracy in 2008. Ray served as Commander of the American Legion Alfred Nelson Post 267 in Walnut Grove, and was a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church, Walnut Grove.  

    Survivors include his wife Bev, Tracy; children: Fran (Teresa), Garvin, Jeff (Sharri), Milroy, Laurie (Greg) Vosberg, Tracy, and Lisa (Tim) Schenk, Harrisburg, SD; 9 grandchildren and  8 great-grandchildren; siblings: Alice Vandendriessche, Julie (Jim) Claeys, twin brother Rich (Pearl) Van De Wiele, Maurice (Judy) Van De Wiele; brothers-in-law Fran (Marcia) Lavicky and Denny Lavicky; many other relatives and friends.          Preceding him in death were his parents George and Elisa; mother and father-in-law Ted and Lil Lavicky; grandson-in-law Chris Hannasch; brothers Oscar and Augie Van De Wiele; sister Mary Vandeputte; sisters-in-law Rita and Marlene; brothers-in-law Don Vandeputte and Paul Vandendriessche.