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Raymond Kotta Obituary

Raymond J. Kotta
Raymond J. Kotta

November 3, 1946 - November 12, 2016
Resided in Perham, MN


Raymond John Kotta, 70, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Perham Living, Perham, MN.

Ray was one of three children born to Stanley J. and Gladys (McNally) Kotta on November 3, 1946 in Grand Forks, ND. After high school Ray served in the Army from 1966 to 1968 and then went on to complete the Parts Training Program at North Dakota School of Science in Wahpeton before moving to Detroit Lakes, MN where he began his long career at Myron Motors which soon became Nereson Chevrolet.

On April 4, 1970 Ray married Cathy Platz and together they raised three sons: Christopher "CJ", Jaremy and Ryan. Ray has five loving grandchildren: AJ, Tyler, Ellie, Kate and Henry.

Ray enjoyed camping with friends, living at the lake, watching the Minnesota Vikings, watching westerns and reading western and mystery novels.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cathy; his sons CJ, Jaremy and Ryan (Lainey); his sister Janice (Donald) Ellis; his brother David Brokke; grandchildren AJ, Tyler, Ellie, Kate and Henry; along with many nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Daniel.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. at the Perham Living Chapel. Visitation will resume on Thursday, November 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham. Father Matthew Kuhn will officiate. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to either Perham Living or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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Perham Living Chapel
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Perham, MN 56573
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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St. Henry's Catholic Church
234 2nd Ave SW
Perham, MN 56573
Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Funeral Mass
St. Henry's Catholic Church
234 2nd Ave SW
Perham, MN 56573
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 AM
St. Henry's Catholic Cemetery
Perham, MN 56573
Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:30 PM


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