October 6, 1926 - March 14, 2017


Memorial services celebrating the life of Raymond M. Maertens, 90, of Sartell will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Ray passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sartell.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Ray was born on October 6, 1926 in Tracy, Minnesota to Morris and Viola G. (Nelson) Maertens. He was raised in Cottonwood on the family farm. He married Joyce M. Peters on October 19, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tyler, Minnesota. Together they raised their family in Burnsville. Ray was employed for Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Highland Park for 30 years. Once retired, they moved to Longville where they spent summers at their lake home and they enjoyed winters at their home in Alamo, Texas. They purchased a home and moved to Sartell in 1998. In 2014 they moved to apartment living, also in Sartell.

Ray loved camping, fishing, traveling and playing cards. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and hard work ethic. He was always ready to lend a helping hand.
Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce; children, Larry (Denise) of Kingwood, Texas, Paul of St. Paul, Julie McConnell of Aberdeen, South Dakota; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna Oftedahl and Betty Peppersack.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Larry and Ralph Maertens.