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Ramon Springer

March 18, 1926 — September 6, 2009

Ramon “Ray” Springer, 83, of Breckenridge , MN passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at his residence under the care of Riveredge Hospice after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the Wyndmere United Methodist Church , Wyndmere , ND with Pastor Michael Ward officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 4 PM to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Elk Creek Cemetery , Wyndmere , ND .



Ramon “Ray” Springer was born on March 18, 1926 in Lidgerwood , ND to Lynn and Agnes (Aarfor) Springer. He grew up on the family farm near Wyndmere , ND . He attended country school in Danton Township and graduated from Wyndmere High School in 1944.



Ray was united in marriage to Lois Lelm and to this marriage was born two sons, Lyle and Dale. They moved to Salt Lake City , UT where he was a roofer. Later they moved to Breckenridge , MN where he spent the rest of his life. Ray worked for a short time for the Great Northern Railroad as a fireman and did roofing work. He purchased his first truck, a Diamond T, and went to work as an owner-operator truck driver, leasing to Gerald N. Evenson Trucking out of Pelican Rapids, MN.



In 1973, Ramon married Sandy Thiele Barton and helped raise her two sons, Brian and Jason Barton. Between hauls, Ray would come home and the family would spend the weekends at various lake rentals around Otter Tail County . They finally settled in their own cabin on Wall Lake Point near Fergus Falls , MN and spent many summers there.



Ray “retired” from trucking in the late eighties but continued to drive for ten seasons for American Drivers at Minn-Dak Coop in Wahpeton.



Ramon was a member of the Wyndmere United Methodist Church . He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, especially projects for his family, and his backyard flower garden where he was known to share a beautiful rose with friends.



Ray is survived by his wife, Sandy, Breckenridge, MN; his son, Lyle (Doris) Springer, Evansville, MN; his step-sons, Brian (Kris) Barton, Aberdeen, SD, Jason (Colette) Barton, Wyndmere, ND; his twelve grandchildren; his six great-grandchildren; his one great-great grandchild, and his daughter-in-law, Janice Springer, Fergus Falls, MN.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn and Agnes Springer, and his son, Dale Springer.




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