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Obituary: Raymond George Diver

Raymond George Diver, 84, of Cloquet passed away on Jan. 2, 2024, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born June 10, 1939, to George and Emma (Reed) Diver in Cloquet.

Ray was a man of many trades. He worked as a laborer on ships for many years and was also a roofer, and held various other labor positions. He had a passion for animals and enjoyed feeding and watching the deer and other wildlife. He loved to fish. Ray was a football fan and cheered on the Vikings through many games. When he could find the time, he also enjoyed "putting a 20 in" at the casino.

He will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who was always willing to help someone out or offer a ride to those in need.

Ray is survived by his sister Mary Jane Diver; nieces Lisa (Brian), Jenny (Ryan), Jasmin, Mekaila, Debbie; nephews Bryant, Shane, Dan, Todd, Clint and Randy; cousin and good friend, Mike Murray Sr .; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Judy Lynne Diver; siblings Leonard, Willie, Ron and Lucille Diver, Ann Friedman, and Dorothy Bailey; nieces Linda and Patty Moye; and nephew Kevin Liebeck.

Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Fond du Lac Cultural Center in Cloquet. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, Jan. 19, 2024