Formerly of Oelrichs, S.D., Raymond was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 5, in the year of our Lord 2004.
At the time of his passing, he resided at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.
He was born in Blair, Wis., and is a veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; son, Joseph; daughter-in-law, Teressa Slaby; grandchildren, Danielle and John Slaby, all of McCook; granddaughter, Jeanie-Marie Slaby of California; sisters, Margaret and brother-in-law, Jerry McIntyre of Oklahoma and Ruth and brother-in-law, Gene Yates; brothers, Richard and Rufus Slaby, all of Portland, Ore., as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by a son, John Slaby; his parents, John and Julia Slaby; and a brother, Roy Slaby.
Cremation took place Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004. McCauley's Chapel of the Hills was in charge of the arrangements. Cards may be sent to Elaine Slaby, PO Box 526, Crawford, NE 69339.