Raymond E. Jutila, age 80, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Pastor Dan DeRoche will officiate. Visitation for relatives and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services on Sunday at the funeral home.
Ray was born May 14, 1941 in Kintyre, North Dakota to George and Ester (Freman) Jutila. He graduated from Napoleon ND High School and NDSU in Fargo. He married Gail Gunderson on February 13, 1966.
Ray was a mechanical engineer at Control Data until his retirement. After retirement, Ray enjoyed stock trading.
Ray had a wonderful singing voice. He was active in his high school band and choir. He also used his God given talents as a soloist at many weddings, funerals, and Easter services. He was active in his church choir and Stephen Ministry. He was a member of the TKE fraternity at NDSU and enjoyed golfing and playing softball.
His 15 years of suffering with spinocerebellar ataxia never got him down, as he knew the end was with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gail; children, Sonya Carter and Mark (Aliza) Jutila; grandchildren: Saundra Terrell, Lida and Nessa Conway, Sofia and Justin Jutila, and Aaron and Tanner Carter; great-grandchild, Kyler Saint Conway; brothers, Vernon (Annetta) Jutila and Edward (Sharon) Jutila; sister, Helen Roth; brothers-in-law, Al (Bonnie) Gunderson and Paul (Lidy) Gunderson; and sister-in-law, Sandra Goff. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; sister, Elsie; and father and mother-in-law, Ray and Hazel Gunderson.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is honored to be assisting the Jutila family.
The family would like to express a heart felt thank you to Aspirus Hospice and the many friends and relatives who have prayed for Ray over the years.
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