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Ray Talberg

December 2, 1931 — November 17, 2019

Ray Talberg, 87-year-old resident of Hillman, MN died Sunday, November 17th at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 25 at 11:00 A.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls with Father Greg Poser officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. Sunday November 24 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service. Visitation will continue Monday, November 25 from 10:00 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. The military rites will be conducted by the Hillman American Legion Post #602.

Ray was born on December 2, 1931 to Roy and Lois (Fleck) Talberg in Lakin Township, Morrison County, Minnesota. Ray served his Country in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He worked at Murphy Motor Freight in Roseville for 32 years and Pierz Implement for 20 years. Ray was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sluss on June 9, 1958 in Brennyville, MN. The couple resided in Mounds View, MN until 1989. They then moved to Hillman, MN. Ray enjoyed playing solitaire, bowling, watching Cash Cab on the game show network, hunting, fishing, and camping. He was an avid collector of many things. In their younger years they enjoyed neighborhood get togethers. Ray was a member of the Deer Hunters Association and the Hillman American Legion #602. He was a member of the Teamster Local 120.

Ray is survived by his children; Sharon Talberg of Mounds View, Thomas Tucker (Debbie) Talberg of Hillman, Lori (Tom) Fenna of Hillman and Mary (Darvin) Kapsner of Hillman; grandchildren, Nick (Jolene) Kapsner, Travis (Cassey) Talberg, Jessica (Mark) Schyma, Katie Fenna, Jeremy Kapsner, Jordan (Kirsten) Fenna and Megan Kapsner; great-grandchildren, Trig Kapsner, Gauge Talberg, Kruz Kapsner, Grayson Talberg, Myles Schyma, Grantley Talberg, Grace Schyma, Raleigh Fenna, Jax Kapsner and Baby Schyma; sister, Elsie Talberg; sister in laws, Mary Prehatney of Brooklyn Park, Dolores Susie Bialke of Foley, Dorothy Brynman of Princeton and Ann Sluss of Circle Pines and brother in law, Joe Jr Sluss of Pierz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth; siblings, Iris Disney, Robert Robbie Talberg, Donnie Talberg, (Twin) Roy Joey Talberg, and Darrell Talberg.

The arrangements for Ray are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, November 24, 2019

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church - Lastrup

28520 Church St, Pierz, MN 56364

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Monday, November 25, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service - Little Falls

900 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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