Raymond A. Lettau, 90
May 12, 1926 — June 26, 2016
Raymond A. Lettau, 90, of West Bend (formerly of Embarrass) passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Raymond Arthur Lettau was born May 12, 1926, in Birnamwood to William and Alma (Treptow) Lettau. Shortly after graduating from Birnamwood High School he entered the U.S. Army. Raymond served during World War II in Germany and was discharged in October 1945. After the military he started farming for Arnold Fredrick in the Clintonville/Embarrass area. Raymond was employed on the Fredrick farm until 1969 and then he began working for Peterson Built Products of Embarrass. He worked for Bill Peterson until his retirement in 1988.
He was a longtime member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville. Raymond was a confirmed bachelor until he married his childhood sweetheart, Ardene D. Fredrick. The couple was united in marriage Nov. 1, 2014, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, and they settled in West Bend. In his younger years, Raymond’s interests included snowmobiling and auto racing. He liked traveling and especially enjoyed his trips to Alaska Florida, and Cuba. Raymond loved buying a new car every year, going to farm auctions, listening to polka music and playing the dice game “farkle” with grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Ardene; one
daughter, Lori (Steve) Pantle of West Bend; three grandchildren,
Courtney (fiance Daniel) Schmitt, Kayla (friend Stephen) Schmitt and
Kenzie Pantle; one great-granddaughter, Ella; one brother, Elmer Lettau
of Shiocton; two sisters-in-law, Delores Lettau of Wittenberg and
Janalee Conradt of Shawano; one niece, Nancy Patri of Green Bay; and
five nephews, Gene (Terry) Lettau of Wittenberg, Rick (fiancee Kelly)
Lettau of Wittenberg, Bob (Mary) Lettau of Bear Creek, Gary (Kris)
Lettau of Waupaca and Daryl (Janice) Lettau of Seymour. He is preceded
in death by his parents; a brother, Len; and two sisters-in-law, Doris
and Dorothy Lettau.