With sadness the family of Raymond Frank Dedic announces his passing on Dec. 20, 2018 in Libby, Mont. at the age of 88 years. Ray was born Oct. 25, 1930 to parents Agnes and William Dedic in Libby. Upon his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Army where he served in the Korean War. His time in the Army earned him a United Nations Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, an Army Occupation WWII Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. After serving a term in the Army, dad’s desire to travel the world led him to join the Navy.
Ray’s love of his hometown led him and his family back to Libby after his retirement from the Navy. He attained work at the St. Regis Mill until his retirement. He was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Shriner’s Organization. He is preceded by his wife Halu Dedic “the love of his life,” daughter Jo Ann Dedic, parents Agnes and William, a brother Gene Dedic and stepfather John Hirsch. He is survived by another daughter Tammy Dedic, cousins Charles “Chick” Pilny “a brother at heart,” Myrna Pilny and their children and grandchildren, cousins Robert, Richard, Donald and Sue Dedic, cousins Scott and Tammy Brinegar, cousins Terry and Gaye Myhrang and Luna Podewell, in-laws Cindy and Don Bridges and their daughter Meilee and her husband. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., at the Libby Cemetery on June 7 followed by a luncheon at the VFW. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.