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Raymond Frank Kotz

September 6, 1931 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 90)

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Raymond Frank Kotz, of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, formerly of Lakeland, died on April 29, 2022 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on September 6, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank and Anne Kotz. Raymond and his wife, Rita moved to Schalamar Creek in Lakeland in 1989, where he resided until January of 2022. Raymond worked as a Marketing Manager at various construction equipment companies including Allis Chalmers, International Harvester and Pettibone. Raymond was a veteran, serving as a Military Policeman with the US Army in Germany in the early 1950's. Raymond was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland.

Raymond was preceded in death by Rita, his wife of 57 years in 2014. Raymond is survived by his sons, Paul (Lisa) Kotz, Fort Atkinson, WI and David (Nicole) Kotz, Cocoa Beach, FL, grandson, John (Jill) Kotz, Minneapolis, MN, granddaughters, Annie (Justin) Jander, Houston, TX, Marta (Joseph) Rocco, Middleton WI, Natalie Kotz and Dianna Kotz both of Cocoa Beach, and great grand daughter, Eleanor Jander, Houston TX.

Memorial Mass will be Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:30pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 210 Lemon Street, Lakeland, FL 33815. A graveside service will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, 2450 US Hwy 17 N, Winter Haven, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland 863-213-5280.
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Memorial Service
May 21, 2022

1:00 PM
St Joseph's Catholic Church
210 West Lemon Street
Lakeland, FL 33815

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