Raymond Arthur Lettau was born on May 12, 1926 in Birnamwood to William and Alma (Treptow) Lettau. Shortly after graduating from Birnamwood High School he entered the U.S. Army. Raymond served during WWII in Germany and was discharged on October of 1945. After the military he started farming for Arnold Fredrick in the Clintonville / Embarrass area. Raymond was employed on the Fredrick farm until 1969 and then he began working for Peterson Built Products of Embarrass. He worked for Bill Peterson until his retirement in 1988. He was a longtime member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Raymond was a confirmed bachelor until he married his childhood sweetheart, Ardene D. Fredrick. The couple was united in marriage on November 1, 2014 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville, and they settled in West Bend. In his younger years, Raymond’s interests included snowmobiling and auto racing. He liked traveling and especially enjoyed his trips to Alaska, Florida, and Cuba. Raymond loved buying a new car every year, going to farm auctions, listening to polka music, and playing the dice game “farkle” with grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Ardene; one daughter, Lori (Steve) Pantle of West Bend; three grandchildren, Courtney (fiancé Daniel) Schmitt, Kayla (friend Stephen) Schmitt, and Kenzie Pantle; and one great-granddaughter, Ella. There is one brother, Elmer Lettau of Shiocton, and two sisters-in-law, Delores Lettau of Wittenberg and Janalee Conradt of Shawano. There is one niece, Nancy Patri of Green Bay; and five nephews, Gene (Terry) Lettau of Wittenberg, Rick (fiancée Kelly) Lettau of Wittenberg, Bob (Mary) Lettau of Bear Creek, Gary (Kris) Lettau of Waupaca, and Daryl (Janice) Lettau of Seymour. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Len, and two sisters-in-law, Doris and Dorothy Lettau.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville. Rev. Christian Burg will officiate and burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville. Military Honors will be provided at the cemetery by members of the VFW Post 664, American Legion Post 63, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63, all of Clintonville. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.