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Ragnar Edin

Ragnar Everet "Ray" Edin, a Prineville resident, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008.
   He was 87 years old.
   A visitation was held Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Prineville Funeral Home.
   A graveside service was held on Friday, April 25, 2008 at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
   Pastor Stan Hoobing of Our Savior's Lutheran Church officiated.
   Ray was born in Duquette, Minnesota on June 3, 1920, to Erick and Anna (Olofsson) Edin.
   On April 13, 1946 in Duluth, Minn., he married Margaret Irene Lahti, they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
    He served in the U.S. Army in Korea as a military policeman in 1946 and 1947, after his discharge in 1947 he moved to Baker, Ore., working for Oregon Lumber Co.
   The mill sold to Edward Hines Lumber Co. in Burns and they moved to Burns in 1960 then in 1963 he moved to Prineville and he worked for Diamond International in Redmond, Ore., retiring in 1982.
   Ray raised cattle and hay on Apollo Road in Prineville.
   He also raised all kinds of vegetables.
   He loved baseball playing in his younger years, also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping.
   He loved traveling and spent 13 winters in Arizona. They also traveled throughout the United States and went to Sweden in 1983.
   Ray attended spring training games for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers.
   He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Prineville.
   Ray is survived by: his wife Margaret of Prineville; son Dick Edin of Bend, Ore., and one grandson Kristopher Edin of Seattle, Wash.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church; 695 West 3rd Street, Prineville, Oregon or the Humane Society of the Ochocos; 1280 SW Tom McCall Rd., Prineville, Oregon.
   Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.