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'The Menards Guy' Ray Szmanda dead at 91

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Ray Szmanda, known by many as 'The Menards Guy', died on Sunday. He was 91.

Szmanda was the face of Menards commercials for two decades.

His son, Charles, posted the news on Facebook.

Menards released the following statement: 
 

Ray Szmanda remained a steady fixture in our advertising for nearly a quarter century  until his retirement in 1998.  Still to this day, Ray’s friendly, enthusiastic and fun loving personality have made a lasting impression on our customers and all of us at Menards.  We are saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with Ray’s family, friends and the millions of people who knew him as ‘The Menards Guy.’

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