Raymond C. Humann, 95, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Friendship Villa.
Ray was born on March 4, 1923 in White Butte, SD, on the family farm. He was the son of Jacob and Katherine (Kautz) Humann. He was married to Goldie Fry on April 5, 1953, who preceded him in death on February 6, 1981. On June 28, 1986 Ray married Caroline Stenslie in Miles City, Montana.
Ray joined the Navy in Omaha, Nebraska on June 14, 1944, from there he went to Farragut, ID for boot camp. In December of 1944 he was transferred to Terminal Island, California at Long Beach. The Navy was moving to a new base about 10 miles down the coast so after about six months he was transferred to Seal Beach, California where he spent the rest of his time in the Navy in a Naval Net Depot. He worked up to a 1st class seaman, which equals an E3 now.
On January 1, 1963 he took over the management of the Fullerton Lumber Company in Terry, Montana and managed that for 21 years. He retired after Goldie passed away.
He was president of Trinity Lutheran Church in Terry for a number of years, Commander of the American Legion and president of the Chamber of Commerce in Terry. He was also a member of the Sportsman Club and served a three-year term as a trustee at Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon, MT. Ray enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, driving his grandkids around on his 3-wheeler, playing the guitar and accordion and recording music for his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Caroline who is 95, four daughters Deb (Tom) Frey of Broomfield, CO; Elaine O’Dell (Kevin Sarco) of Hanford, CA; Linda Huffman (Mark) of Hanford, CA; Cindy Hilzendeger (Mark) of Billings, MT and one son, Mark Humann (Tina) of Hopkins, SC; one stepson, Gary Morris (Barbara) of Fayetteville, AR and one stepdaughter, Penny Jones (Jack) of Erwin, TN, 14 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild; one sister, Mildred Lucas of Ivanhoe, CA and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Goldie; two sisters, eight brothers and one step- grandson.
He was a beloved husband, father, poppa and friend to anyone who had the honor to meet him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 S. Center Avenue, in Miles City, MT with Pastor Schreibeis officiating.