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Ray C. Karsmizki

Ray C. Karsmizki Raymond C. “Ray” Karsmizki, age 85, of Manhattan, died August 26, 2013, at Meadowlark Hills Sloan Household.

He was born June 1, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ray served for 21 years in the United States Army, and retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He had received the WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Korea), the National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and four Good Conduct Medals.

Following his honorable discharge he was the general manager for Allingham Volkswagen Dealership, owned and operated the Karsmizki Liquor Store in Aggieville, Flavor Maid Donuts and Karsmizki Locksmith.

Ray was a member of the American Locksmith Association, Safe and Vault Technician Association, Manhattan Country Club, Elks Lodge, and a life member of the American Legion Post # 17 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1786.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed trips to the casino, and meeting his friends for breakfast at Early Edition.

Ray had twice received the Public Servant of the Year Award from the Riley County Police Department.

On March 25, 1958, in Manhattan, he was married to Dora June Uhlmann. Mrs. Karsmizki survives of Manhattan. Additional survivors include four children: Deborah Nutter and her husband Kevin of Eskridge, KS, Rob Karsmizki and his girlfriend Connie Rein of Manhattan, Michael Karsmizki of Venice, CA and Samuel Karsmizki of Gaffney, SC; four grandchildren: Kelly Knutson, Kacy Fairhurst, Kerry Knutson and Jared Karsmizki; eight great-grandchildren; and his former son in Law Kevin Knutson.

Ray was preceded in death by two sons: Richard and Ronald Karsmizki.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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