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“Dear Tracy,To you and your sisters and all of your family, we are so sorry for your loss. I like to believe your dad is dancing with your mom now in...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Boyer - Friend

“My father Art was a friend of Ray's and I remember going to see the track in his basement 50 some years ago and being just gobsmacked by the beauty...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dr. Daniel Bonfiglio - BC, MI

“Ray. Larry and my father, Russell Willey spent may hours together building and flying airplanes. As a child I remember going flying with them. We...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: LINDA WHITE (WILLEY) - MI

“To the Latowski family So sorry for your loss. He had to be very special because he is a part of all of you the Latowski family. All of you are...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Markovich - Battle Creek, MI

“I did not know Raymond but Larry was my high school guidance counselor therefore I am leaving a condolences to Larry and the rest of the family ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joseph Nelson - Battle Creek, MI

“I am very sorry .You are in my prayers for the loss of your dad .If you email me a pic of Ray and Mary Ann I can make you some refrigerator magnets...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: patrick kelly - FLINT, MI

“Ray was a wonderful, across the street, neighbor. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Virg Uitvlugt - Battle Creek, MI


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Raymond E. Latowski of Battle Creek, MI

Ray, 89, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Ray, the son of John and Hattie (Slowikowski) Latowski, was born in Harvey, Illinois. Ray's high-school sweetheart and wife Mary Ann (Conroy), brother Anthony Latowski, and sister Eleanor Summers preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters Kary (Lyle) Lucas, Linda Fields, Julie (David) Priebe, and Tracy (Joseph) Keegan; his grandchildren Teasha (Kevin) Schmidt, Brooke (Andre) and Kyle (Megan) Sweet, Matthew (Caitlyn), Jason (Leslie), and Becky (John) Fields, and Miranda, Mike, and Brad (Lauren) Priebe, and Claire Keegan; and great-grandchildren Ellah, Garrison, Carsen, and Calvin Fields, Jean-Marie Garon, Demetra and Eli Priebe, Octavia and Ivan Schmidt, and Cora Sweet; and his brothers Lawrence (Mary) and Daniel (Laura) Latowski.

Ray spent most of his career in Battle Creek where he co-owned a hobby shop and later worked at Post and Clark Equipment. During the Korean War, Ray was an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. He later graduated from Michigan State University where he studied packaging engineering. He was close with his daughters and never missed an opportunity to get a picture with all four of them. Ray was a true craftsman who built and flew model airplanes. He also designed his own train layouts and sometimes even let his grandchildren and great grandchildren take the controls! He was a devout Catholic who loved big family parties, history, old western movies, and watching Disney movies with his grandkids.

Due to the pandemic, a private family mass will be held at St Joseph Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ray's honor may be directed to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages and favorite memories of Ray may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.