January 15, 2019

Raymond H. Durtka

Feb. 6, 2018


Raymond Henry Durtka, 78, of Westland passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Garden City Hospital, Garden City.

Raymond was born in Fairview on April 7, 1939, a son of Dorothy (Miller) and Henry Durtka.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane. Together they raised three boys while Ray worked 35 years for GM. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling, spending time with family and being at his cabin in Fairview. Ray was also known for his sense of humor.

Ray is survived by his three sons, Mike (Judy) of New Boston, Jeff (Dana) of Romulus and Matt of Westland. Ray has seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Larry), Heidi (Trevor), Ben (Michelle), Jonathan, Wendi, Nathan and Aaron; and four great-grandchildren, Levi, Ollie, Emma and Joel. Ray is also survived by his two sisters, Barbara (John) of Belleville and Pat (Clyde) of Pahrump, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray was also preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy; and brother, Jerry and his wife Christa.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.


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