Raymond Judson Forsyth


Raymond Judson Forsyth, age 85 of North Mankato died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday March 18, 2019, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato. Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary and continue one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Memorials are preferred to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or the donor's choice.
Ray was born January 15, 1934, to George and Kathleen (Terhaar) Forsyth in St. James, Minnesota. He served his country in the US Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Rangers. He was very proud to be a Paratrooper in the service. He was united in marriage to Mary Statham on February 22, 1958, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, enjoying 61 years of marriage. Ray worked for Hendley and Sons for over 25 years and later worked in Real Estate.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the North Mankato American Legion. Ray enjoyed racing in the area and was known as "Racin' Ray" to his friends. He also loved to hunt, fish and later go kart racing. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Ray is survived by his wife, Mary; three children, Kathleen Forsyth of Mankato, James (Lori Prail) Forsyth of Janesville, John (Trudy) Forsyth of North Mankato; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Kittleson; brother, Blair; and sister, Jean.
Published on March 12, 2019
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4 posts

John Forsyth
Mar 17, 2019
One tuff man, when we were racing together we were feared at the races. My Dad taught me a lot about life and how to achieve success. He was always striving for a better life than he had for our family. He would never give up or very rarely give in. Thank you to all who loved my Dad! He will be missed dearly. John
James Lauren Henry
Mar 13, 2019
Ray has always been a very influential person in my life. As a young kid riding my bike to Ray and Marys house to watch races or having Ray come with down to Iowa to watch me race. Though it's been to long since I have seen Ray .Weather it was work ethic or know when to lend a helping hand I will always be grateful to have know Ray.
Lisa Koenig
Mar 13, 2019
To the Forsyth family, Our heartfelt condolences for your loss! We talk often about our old neighborhood and remember the times in Fairmont, camping and going to watch Ray race on those beautiful summer nights. The Koenig girls wish you all wellness and blessings. Best - Lisa
Mar 12, 2019
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family