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Raymond  A.  Pandorf
     Raymond A. Pandorf, 93, of Callaway passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born on April 17, 1920 in Callaway to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
     Raymond was raised in Callaway and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938.
     In 1944 he entered the United States Army and served as an airplane armourer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.
     After his discharge in 1946 he began farming and ranching in the Stapleton area.
     Ray married Mary Salcetti on Oct. 8, 1982. She preceded him in death on April 30, 1989.
     On Oct. 6, 1995 he married Winifred (Shaw) Johnson. The couple settled in Callaway to be near their families.
     In 2010, they moved to assisted living in Broken Bow.
     Ray was a member of St. John''s Catholic Church in Stapleton, St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow. He was also a member of the Eagles Club in North Platte and the Elks Club in Broken Bow.
     He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and traveling. Ray was known for his dry wit and humor, making him well liked by his nurses and care-givers.
     He is survived by his wife, Winifred of Broken Bow; step-son, Raoul (Judy) Johnson of Arnold; brother, Bernard Pandorf of Sacramento, Calif.; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Pandorf of Callaway; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; brothers, Theodore, Hubert, Lawrence and Francis; and a sister, Betty Pandorf.
     Memorials may be made to St. John''s Catholic Church or to St. Boniface Catholic Church.
     Christian Wake Services were at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013 at St. John''s Catholic Church in Stapleton. Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 at St. John''s Catholic Church in Stapleton with Rev. Antony Thekkekara as Celebrant. Burial followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 6/19/2013
 
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