Raymond C. Postels, Jr., age 62, of Isanti died December 4, 2010 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 11th at ELIM BAPTIST CHURCH IN ISANTI, 114North Dahlin Ave,(NOTE NEW LOCATION) with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Raymond Charles Postels Jr. was born December 6, 1947 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota to Raymond and Mary (Stewart) Postels. He graduated from Washburn High School in 1965 at then attended Minneapolis Business School. He also took several college courses. Raymond worked in the manufacturing field. He worked at Honeywell, Kelco and most recently at Park Manufacturing in Cambridge. He was a very intelligent man and all around nice guy. Ray was a positive thinker and he never had a bad word to say about anybody. He enjoyed going to the cabin at Lobster Lake and being with his family. Ray also enjoyed reading and watching sports. His grandchildren called him Grandpa Bailey and they were very special to him. He was a loving father, grandpa, brother and companion and friend who will be dearly missed.
Raymond Postels Jr. died December 4, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 28 days. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sr.
Raymond will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Mary Postels of Nisswa; two daughters, Kelly Dugal (Brent) of Lakeville, Kari Jonas (Joe Bullyan) of Duluth; girlfriend, Laurie Owens of Isanti; two brothers, Bob Postels of Big Lake, Tim Postels (Carol) of Spokane, Washington; three sisters, Marge Tapper of Las Vegas, NV, Bonnie Johnson (Bob) of Chippewa Falls, WI, Dawn Swanson (Dennis) of Rockford, MN; six grandchildren, Jordan, Allison, Meghan, Jacquelyn, Drake and Joey; and by many other relatives and friends.
Deea Tiessen says
Ray you will be sadly missed, you were taken from us so suddenly. I adored you! you were a great Boss and Friend and also a great Mentor, always had the best advice. You touched the lives of many people! Your memories will be with us forever. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.
Kim Fabricius-Brown says
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.
You have my deepest sympathy. Please know I am thinking about you and your family.
If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate
There is a lot I would like to have told you before you left so suddenly. I am sorry for any pain that you had to go through before you departed us. You were always kind to me even though you didn’t have to be. You were more than generous with your kindness. You will be missed by many more than you know. Thank you for your time on this world. I will see you in the next.
Even though I never met you personally, I was still lucky enough to share in your life via your daughters Kari and Kelly. Both are kind, caring people who must have used you as their role model. As I read all of the really wonderful messages about you here and on Facebook I see that you touched many and will be remembered fondly by all.
You left us way to early in life. You were the first one I always went to when I needed fatherly advise! Your words always made me feel at ease! You were way more than just a boss. You were a great listener and friend! I am going to miss you soooo much RaY!! Never got to tell you I got married! I know you will be keeping an eye on me from above!
Jodi Coil says
Ray had a way of brightening a room just by being in it. He was able to bring a smile to your face even at the worst of times. He had a way of finding the good that could come from situations and even at this time of sorrow,many of us are reflecting on how he helped us. I am proud to have known Ray and worked closely with him. I am proud to say knowing him has helped me be a better person. I will truly miss him and his passion for life.
Al Buhler says
I have known Bud for over 50 years. He was a favorite brother-in-law for 23 years and a good friend for all those years. He related well to people of all ages. He was a key member of the “hackers”, a group of golfers that get together each year for a weekend of golf and fun. He was older than the rest of the group,but was always in the middle of what ever transpired on that weekend. He was fondly known to that group of guys as U.B.(uncle Bud). He was extreamly talented and was highly respected by his peers in the manufactoring industry. He was a uniqe individual and will be sorely missed.
Angelia Stampee says
I am saddened that Ray was taken from us so quickly but glad that he no longer suffers.
He was an amazing person that listened when you needed him too and gave good advice. He had a way about him that even when you were down he could make you smile and laugh. I am going to miss him terribly but I am glad and honored that I was given the time that I had to get to know and work with such a wonderful person. I am going to miss you Ray and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this difficult time rest in peace my friend.
Anita Wright says
All of your great stories, infinite wisdom and great advice when I needed it will be greatly missed. I am so glad to have worked with you and to have had the pleasure of your friendship. You always seemed to be able to keep us all “in check” and help us when we needed it. I know you are giving all the other angels in heaven a run for their money and I know you will be keeping an eye on all of us. Thanks for being you.
Kathy Thomas says
You will be greatly missed.I knew you for a long time thru work and as a great friend. We had some great times together. I know you will watch over all of us and you will always in my heart.