Raymond A. Lettau, 90
May 12, 1926 — June 26, 2016

Raymond A. Lettau, 90 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.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home (299 S. Main St., Clintonville). The Rev. Christian Burg will officiate and burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville. Military honors will be provided at the cemetery by members of VFW Post 664, American Legion Post 63 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63, all of Clintonville. Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.