MOUNDRIDGE - Raymond Ratzlaff, age 94, of Moundridge died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge. He was born on April 19, 1925 in Montezuma, the son of Joe and Anna (Koehn) Ratzlaff. On Nov. 25, 1956 he married Velda Ruth Dirks in Livingston, California.
Raymond was a farm laborer. While living in California, he worked in the almond orchards. When he moved to Kansas, he worked planting and harvesting crops.
He is survived by wife Velda Ruth Dirks, two sons, Perry Lisa Ratzlaff, of Yuma, Arizona and Dayton Cathy Ratzlaff, of Louisville, Georgia; daughter, Dixie Myron Koehn, of Moundridge, seven grandchildren. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mildred Shearon, and a nephew, Earl Shearon.
Visitation will be Dec. 9, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moundridge Funeral Home, with the family greeting friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Visitation will also be held on Dec. 10, 2019 from noon to 3 p.m. at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019, at Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital or Pine Village, in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, PO Box 410, Moundridge, KS. 67107 or Swaim Funeral Chapel, PO Box 421, Montezuma, KS 67867. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.