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Raymond Glenn Heng

February 7, 1929 — August 19, 2011

Raymond Heng, age 82, a resident of Barnesville, Minnesota, died on Friday, August 19, 2011, at his home in Barnesville, Minnesota, surrounded by family after a 20 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Visitation: Monday, August 22, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, Minnesota. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service at the church. Service: 11:00 a.m. " Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Rollag Lutheran Church, Rollag, Minnesota Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hawley, Minnesota Raymond Glenn Heng was born February 7, 1929, at home near Downer, Minnesota, to John and Mathilda (Paulson) Heng. He attended school through the 8th Grade at District 18. He enlisted in the Army, trained at Fort Lewis and was stationed in Germany from 1951 to 1953. While in the Army he saw 7 countries. When he returned, Raymond worked in the Cities for a short time then attended GI Farm School in Hawley. On June 15, 1957, Raymond was united in marriage to Lavonne Poehls at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabin. Together they had three children, Cathy, Karen and David. Raymond farmed in the Downer area most of his life. Raymond was a member of the Gran Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council. He was very active in the community serving on the Elkton Township, FHA, and Farmers Oil Boards. He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles as well as a lifetime member of the VFW. He received the Mid-America Dairymen Quality Milk Award in 1982 and the Clay County Outstanding Conservation Farmer Award for 1979-1980. Raymond's wife, kids, grandkids and farming were very important to him as was shown by the way he lived his life. His wisdom, kindness and common sense will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Raymond is survived by his wife: Lavonne; children: Cathy (Jeff) Affield, Kent, Minnesota; David (Tracy), Barnesville; grandchildren: Stacy and Justin Affield; Tyler, Ashlin and Cameron Heng; brothers: Stanley (Marlys) Heng, Barnesville; Lloyd Heng, Kent, Washington; Russell (Henrietta) Heng, Barnesville; sisters: Harriet Schmidt, and Bernice Ernst, both of Moorhead, Minnesota; Ethel Cody, Emmetsberg, Iowa; Bertha (Ernie) Geschke, Spokane, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen on March 3, 2003; brothers: Arndt and Elmer; sister, Ellen.
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