Raymond V. Vater, 87, a resident at Kindred Hearts in Plymouth passed away there on Monday morning, January 16, 2017.

Raymond was born on April 21, 1929 in Plymouth, a son to the late George and Lucille (Mehre) Vater. He attended Victor Grade School and graduated from Plymouth High School. He was an Army veteran serving in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed at Stokley-VanCamp Canning and later was a press operator with Knowles Manufacturing until his retirement. Raymond was a skilled woodworker and also enjoyed golf and bowling.

Raymond was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth and actively participated in services until his health prevented it. He looked forward to the pastoral visits while he resided at Kindred Hearts.

Raymond is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Frederic “Fritz” and Donna Vater of Greenbush; his nieces and nephews, Michael (Pat) Vater of Greenbush, Allen (Melissa) Vater of Georgia, Gerald (Tami) Vater of Greenbush, Kay (Mark) Schuler of Plymouth, Mary Pottratz of Marinette, Gary (Kathy) Vater of Plymouth, Jay (Kim) Vater of Kiel, Jack (Dawn) Vater of Watertown, Amy Vater of Plymouth and Brian (Mary) Vater of Plymouth. He is further survived by great nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Beatrice Vater.

A funeral service for Raymond will be held 1 PM, Friday, January 20 at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Nathan Meador, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at the church, 222 N. Stafford , Plymouth on Friday from 12 Noon until the time of service at 1 PM.

In preference to flowers memorials in Raymond’s name may directed to St. John Lutheran Church.

Raymond’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff at Kindred Hearts for the care and compassion given to him while he resided there.

Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wittkoppfcs.com

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