Oct 25, 2021 8:28 PM

Raymond John 'Pete' Princ

Posted Oct 25, 2021 8:28 PM

Raymond John 'Pete' Princ, Lebanon

Raymond 'Pete' John Princ
Raymond 'Pete' John Princ

Obituary | Raymond "Pete" John Princ of Lebanon, Kansas | Melby Mortuary

June 12, 1926 - October 21, 2021

Raymond J. “Pete” Princ, 95, entered into rest on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at his residence in Lebanon, Kansas. He was born on June 12, 1926 to John and Anna (Svaty) Princ. 

He was a 1944 graduate of Lucas High School. He was a star athlete who participated in all sports. He was an avid sports fan. He loved fishing any day, any weather. He loved seeing his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play in all sporting events. 

Raymond served in United States Army during World War II. He was in combat fighting In the 1st Batt., 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, Luzon, PI., against the Japanese army there. After their surrender, he took part in the surrender of Japanese forces in Korea. He was decorated and promoted soldier achieving the rank of Tech/Sgt. and honorably discharged from duty.

Raymond was united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1949, to Ramona “Maxine” Worford at Russell, Kansas. Maxine preceded him in death November 7, 2001.

In 1958 “Pete” and “Maxine” purchased the Lebanon Recreation and moved their family to Lebanon, Kansas. They also purchased farm land. Pete enjoyed farming and raising, hogs and crops  He was especially proud of his Longhorn cattle herd he once raised. 

Raymond was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato, a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV. Raymond served as the past commander of the American Legion in Lebanon. He was a 50-year member of the Eagle’s Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Lora Lehrling, Mankato, KS; Carla Boyles, Lebanon, KS; two sons, Mark Princ, (Cindy) Maize, KS;  and David, Oklahoma City, OK; sister Marilyn Johnson, Ft. Worth, TX; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna, wife Maxine, son-in-law Rick Lehrling, sister Marge and her husband Harold Frederking, brother Edwin Princ and his wife Laura, and brother-in-law Lester Johnson. 

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later time.  Raymond will be interred at the Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be given in care of Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kansas 66956.

Melby Mortuary of Mankato, is in charge of arrangements. 

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