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Raymond Augustine, 93, June 23, 2008

Raymond H. Augustine, 93, of Red Wing, died Monday at the St. Brigit's High Park. He was born Nov. 9, 1914, the son of John and Mary (Vollmers) Augustine of Belvidere Township. He graduated from Red Wing Central High school in 1932 and was a lifelong farmer in rural Goodhue. He enjoyed woodworking and music.

He is survived by his children, Bob (Carlene) Augustine of Dixon, Ill., Karen (Gerald) Puppe of Goodhue, and Jim (Barb) of Red Wing; nine grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren; his sister Lydia Berktold of Ellsworth; and special friend Marilyn Jonas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Goodhue. Pallbearers will be grandchildren Gary and Mark Augustine, David Puppe, Paula Puppe Hennen, Sarah Puppe Gold, Michael, Jeffrey, Benjamin and Peter Augustine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and for one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran School, Goodhue. Lundberg Funeral Home of Cannon Falls is handling the the arrangements.

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