Ray Stern, 77, of Mitchell, SD, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home under hospice care in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Monday, August 9, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Raymond “Ray” Stern was born April 19th, 1944 to Arthur and Sophie Stern in Sioux Falls, SD. His parents moved to Mitchell where Ray attended Mitchell High School.
In 1975 Ray married Sharon Neugebauer. They have a son, Shane Stern and adopted a daughter, Natasha Stern.
He enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Ray is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Shane (Camille) Stern; daughter, Natasha Stern and partner, Matt Schrank; grandchildren, Kasey Stern, Katherine Stern, Bentley Stern, and Chloe Schrank; great-grandchildren, Luke Stern and Peyton Stern; and sister-in-law, Virginia Stern.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Sophie; daughter, Marlene in infancy; brothers, Marvin & Lowell in infancy; and brother, Marlyn.