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Oreta "Reta" R. Gray
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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake for Oreta “Rita” Gray, age 88, of Clear Lake who died Friday at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church in Clear Lake. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Clear Lake.

Rita was born September 3, 1929 in Robbinsdale to Gordon & Ival (Webb) Schmidt. She married Howard Gray on June 11, 1952 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Hamel. Rita was a homemaker and lived in Clear Lake most all of her life. She was a member of St. Marcus Catholic Church and Christian Women. Rita enjoyed baking, bowling, golfing, dancing, trips to the casino and attending all sporting events. She and Howie also loved to travel, especially Texas, Arizona and Walt Disney World with family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a strong faith.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Howie of Clear Lake; children, Barb (Mike) Hemmelgarn of St. Cloud, Kathy (Gene) Vanselow of Waite Park, Janet Gray of Edina, Paul (Kathy) Gray of Clear Lake, Gary (Ann) Gray of Clear Lake; brothers, Roger “Pete” Schmidt of Hamel and Gordon Schmidt of Loretto; sister, Ival Fleming of Orange County, CA; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marvel Miller and brother, Hugh Schmidt.


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Visitation

Monday

9

Oct

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Marcus Catholic Church

8701 Main Ave.
Clear Lake, MN 55319

Service

Monday

9

Oct

11:00 AM
St. Marcus Catholic Church

8701 Main Ave.
Clear Lake, MN 55319

Cemetery Details

Location

St Marcus Cemetery

Clear Lake
Clear Lake, MN 55319

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