Raymond Slomkowski

Raymond Thomas "Ray" Slomkowski

1937 - 2024

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Slomkowski, Raymond Thomas, “Ray”, age 86, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on April 9, 2024. Ray was born in St. Paul, graduated from Cretin High School, pursued advanced education at St. Thomas University and subsequently served both the Navy and Marines. Survived by his wife Judy of 49 years, they lived happily in Rochester, Arden Hills, Shoreview, and White Bear Lake.

Rhetorically gifted, Ray influenced others by instructing pilots, motorcycle riders, marksmen, hunters by setting high standards and leading by example. With a life defined by loyalty, humor, self-improvement and loving companionship, Ray was an inspiration to all who knew him. Ray survived a severe stroke 24 years ago. Overcoming many obstacles, he found new meaning and motivation in life, particularly through his grandchildren.

Ray is survived by his loving wife Judy, sons Richard, David (Debra), and John Allen, stepsons Steve Fortman, Mark (Kris) Fortman, twin brother Dick (Bonnie), sister Becky (Dell) Hoffer, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ray will be missed every single day.

Private interment at Fort Snelling at a later date. Memorials preferred to White Bear Lake United Methodist Church music program or donor’s choice.

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