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March 19, 1917 – Monday, July 13, 2009

Service Information
St. Francis-Xavier Catholic Church
Friday, July 17, 2009
11:00 AM

Visitation Information

Staloch, Raymond J. age 92, of Buffalo, died July 13, 2009. Born March 9, 1917 on a farm near Wells, MN to Andrew and Clara Staloch. Preceded in death by; son, Matthew Staloch; sisters, Irene Bushlack and Mary Ann Brixius; brothers Edmund, Phillip, Alfred;. Survived by wife of 59 years, Rita; children John (Lynn), Sheila (Timothy) Nolan, Peter (Judith Heneghan); daughter-in- law, Robin; grandchildren, Marika (Regina), Anna, Elizabeth and Bridget Staloch, Sophia and Evan Nolan, Zachary and Hannah Staloch; brother, Andrew (Grace) Staloch Jr.; sisters, Therese Mueller, Patricia (William) Schindler, Carmen (Pierre) LaFrance and Jeanette (Mike) Weydert; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Educated at the University of MN School of Agriculture. Enlisted in the US Marines April 1942. Landed on Guadalcanal, one of 15% of the survivors. Returned state-side and graduated from Navigation School and volunteered as a Bombardier/Navigator for more than 50 combat missions as Lead Bombardier. He was awarded the Navy Air Medal. Ray was a supervisor with the Farmer’s Home Administration in Buffalo for 29 years. His involvement in the community and regional agriculture was recognized by Rotary International with the Paul Harris Award. He was named outstanding senior of Wright County in 1995. Ray won the WCCO radio Good Neighbor Award in 1984. His labor of love was his farm between Buffalo and Monticello. Mass of Christian Burial 11am Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation 5-8 pm Thursday with a prayer service at 7pm at The Peterson Chapel-Buffalo. Further visitation one hour prior to the mass at church. Entombment with military rites at St. Francis Cemetery. Serving the family…
The Peterson Chapel-Buffalo

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Craig, Vicki, and Karlen Mueller

    Ray Staloch was a grand uncle and we’ll miss him at the family reunions!

  2. Pam Mueller Peterson

    Uncle Ray was also my Godfather. Always had a warm ready smile and a story to share. For my First Holy Communion Ray (and Rita) gave me a necklace with a mustard seed in it. I’ll never forget him.


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