Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ray Kubista, 54, formerly of Owatonna

Raymond “Ray” Ronald Kubista, age 54, of Lester Prairie, and formerly of Owatonna, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at his home.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 from 2-7 p.m. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the funeral chapel.

Raymond was born on Feb. 7, 1967, in Owatonna. He was the son of David and Florence (Mittelstadt) Kubista. Ray was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a youth both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. He received his education in Owatonna, and was a graduate of the Owatonna High School class of 1985. Ray continued his education at Hutchinson Technical College in Hutchinson, studying dairy herd management. He worked for John and Bonnie Mohr as a dairy herdsman for eight years.

Ray was united in marriage to Tabatha Voracek on Oct. 12, 1991, at the Cathedral - Our Merciful Savior Church in Faribault. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Alexis Ann Marie Kubista.

Dairy farming was his passion and was something he could talk about all day. He passed this passion on to his daughter and they spent many hours with the cows and discussing the cows. Ray cherished the time he spent with his daughter, Alexis.

He enjoyed watching Alexis trap shoot, especially watching her shoot doubles, which was his favorite. He was a proud dad. In his downtime, he enjoyed bowling and watching sports. Ray also loved to goof around, it was not uncommon for him to do silly things to make you laugh, at home, at the store, etc. Fortunately, many of these things were caught on camera.

Blessed be his memory.

Ray is survived by his: wife, Tabatha Ann Marie Kubista of Lester Prairie; daughter, Alexis Ann Marie Kubista of Lester Prairie; siblings, Dee Ann Amberg and her husband, Robert, Deb Wilker, Jenine Kubista, Kelly Kubista, Michael Kasper; nephews, Kevin Skala and his wife, Linda, Kasey Skala and his wife, Caitlin, Nathan Resler and his wife, Laura


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