Raymond D. Sluyter
October 3, 1945- January 26, 2021
Raymond Dale Sluyter was born October 3rd, 1945 to Charles and Martha Sluyter, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He graduated from Louisville High School where he played football and made mischief. Ray worked on cars, became a barber, and eventually took a job teaching and coaching football at Boystown.
On New Year’s Eve, he met Linda Lydon on a blind date, and they were married on November 4th, 1977 at Boystown Chapel in Omaha.
Ray began a lifelong career of selling insurance, although he continued family haircuts through the years. They welcomed Valerie and Michael and became involved in their activities and the school community.
Ray loved to travel, hunt, fish, and was a grill master. He was a loyal Husker fan, a gracious host, a lover of holidays, music and having his grandchildren at the pool. He was a wonderful storyteller and touched many lives with his kind, gentle spirit and compassion towards others.
Ray passed away on January 26, 2021 due to complications of COVID-19. There are no words to describe how much he was loved and how considerably he will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda, his parents, Charles and Martha Sluyter and his siblings, Kenny, Phyllis, Shirley and Janet and his father-in-law Vince Lydon. He is survived by daughter, Valerie Parrack (Tommy); son, Michael Sluyter (Becky); grandkids: Taylor, Frankie, Kearney, Cooper, Payton, Jacob and Hadley; mother-in-law Frances Lydon; brother-in-law John Lydon (Helen); nieces, nephews and a lifetime of friends.
VISITATION: Sunday, January 31, 2021, 2:00-4:00PM, West Center Chapel. SERVICE: Monday, February 1, 2021, 10:00AM, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands or to the family.
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE at a later date.