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Thursday, September 21, 2023
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Raymond M. Phelps, age 88, of Mapleton, died on Sunday, September 17, 2023.
Visitation will from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Northview – North Mankato Mortuary. Private family interment will be at Sterling Cemetery, rural Mapleton.
Raymond, the son of Claud and Ella (Traub) Phelps was born November 2, 1934, in Lyra Township, Blue Earth County. The family moved to Sterling Township in 1935 and Raymond graduated from Mapleton High School in 1953. He served in the National Guard.
Raymond married Delores A. Jaeger on August 6, 1960, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mapleton. Raymond was a lifelong farmer. He also served on the Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Board of Directors, Blue Earth River Basin Initiative, Region Nine Development Commission, and the Mapleton Township Board.
Raymond enjoyed going to the Lyn Del’s Cafe for coffee and conversation. He belonged to a few card clubs and liked playing cards with the old boys at the card house. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with Delores.
Raymond is survived by his two sons, Dean (Brenda) Phelps and Gene Phelps; grandchildren, Andrew, Henry, and Lucy Phelps; sisters-in-law, Vivian Phelps, Ardis Keller, Audrey Hislop, and Gweth Jaeger.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores on July 19, 2019; brothers, William (Alice) Phelps and Robert Phelps.