Raymond Frank Tkalcich

August 28, 1950 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 70)


Raymond Frank Tkalcich

Raymond Tkalcich, age 70 of Ely, Minnesota passed away at his home on September 1, 2020, after a 5 year battle with cancer.

Raymond was born August 28, 1950 in Winton, MN to Frank & Mary (Karin) Tkalcich.  For over 30 years Ray designed hair – cutting, coloring, and styling, and he drew, painted, and sculpted. He traveled the U.S. competing in hair design and art competitions. Whenever he could, from a very early age, Ray hung out in the woods. As if coming full circle, he moved back to his hometown of Ely, MN in 2001, and focused primarily on sculpting and painting. 

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Tkalcich. He is survived by, John & Eden Tkalcich, Joe & Tami Tkalcich, Travis, and his “significant friend,” Ann Spangler.  

Internment will be at the Ely Cemetery.


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