Raymond “Ray” Sittauer 1925 - 2014
Raymond John Sittauer, 88, of Edmonds, Wash., passed away peacefully at his home on July 14. He was born in Sykeston, N.D. on Aug. 14, 1925, to Harry and Freda (Wild) Sittauer.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, and proudly served his country for three years earning the Purple Heart he had on display.
On June 20, 1950, he married his loving wife, Dorothy (Lessner). They made the decision to move to more opportunity, and so came to Edmonds in 1957.
Ray soon became a business man – fist opening Ray’s Hobby Shop, Ray’s Slot Track, then running Ray’s Upholstery for over 25 years. He was Chairman on the Edmonds Planning Commission in 1979.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy. Having been a wonderful father, he is also survived by his six children: Larry, Steven (Teri), John (Dawn), Paul (Jennifer), David (Greta) and Jean (Fred Gouge); his grandchildren: Ryan, Aaron, Annie, Rosie, Justin, Evan, Samantha, Olivia, Drew and Jack Sittauer, and Eric and Brian Gouge; step grandchildren: Britt (Brian) Hutchinson, Hollie, Jenna and Sonja Ekornas; great-grandchild, Isaiah Sittauer; and step-great-grandchildren, Violet Hutchinson and Brayden Blosser. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Carrie Sittauer.
His only brother Harry “Bud” Sittauer died a year before on the same day – July 14, 2013.
Ray was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church for 57 years – a dedicated usher until recently.
A Rosary was said on July 20, with a Funeral Mass on Monday, July 21; both at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Private Committal Service was held at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Holy Rosary Parish School Endowment, P.O. Box 206, Edmonds, WA 98020; or Child Strive (Little Red School House), 14 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208. Please share memories with the family at www.becksfuneralhome.com.