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Raymond Zakula

Raymond Zakula, 87, of Carlton, Minn., died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Cloquet, Minn. He was born in 1921, the son of George and Dorothy Zakula. Raymond was a 1941 graduate of Denfeld High School, a 1949 graduate of...

Raymond Zakula, 87, of Carlton, Minn., died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Cloquet, Minn. He was born in 1921, the son of George and Dorothy Zakula. Raymond was a 1941 graduate of Denfeld High School, a 1949 graduate of Drake University and received his master's degree from USC. Ray and P. Connie Haugland were married in 1949 in California. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army from 1943-1945. Ray was an earth science teacher for 30 years teaching in Los Angeles and Santa Maria, Calif., and at West Junior High School in Duluth, Minn. He was a member of the Hebert Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet, West Duluth American Legion Post #71, Big Lake Golf Club, and the Senior Bowling League in Cloquet. Ray enjoyed watching the History Channel, painting, wood carving, golfing, bowling and reading.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, George, Peter, Milo and Tom; and three sisters, Mae, Mary and Donna.

Raymond will be deeply missed by his wife of 59 years, P. Connie Zakula of Carlton; a brother, Deslove (Mary) Zakula of Duluth; a sister, Dessie Robinson of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Tad) Forsell and Melissa (Dan) Rosin, both of Duluth, George (Diane) Zakula of Mankato, Minn., and Jamie (Kim) Zakula of Minneapolis, Minn.; grand-nieces and -nephews, Zachary and Melana Rosin; and many other nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to St. Mary's Hospice for their comfort and care.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, June 20, in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Private family interment will be in Oneota Cemetery, Duluth.

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Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet, 218-879-7184. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com .

June 19, 2008

  • Cloquet, Minn.
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