Raymond Sinder ’34 Inducted 1992


Raymond   Sinder

Ray Sinder enrolled at Gustavus after helping his St. Peter High School football team win a state championship in his senior season of 1929. Not long after moving up the hill, Sinder moved into the starting lineup on the offensive and defensive lines and he remained there for four years.
Similar to his efforts in high school, Sinder lead the Gusties to a conference championship in his senior season and earned all-conference honors as well. Following graduation, Ray played pro football in Minneapolis for three years and also refereed high school sports.
In 1941, the Sinder family moved from St. Peter to Leavenworth, Kansas. where Ray became an employee of the Federal Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons. During his work with the Bureau of Prisons, he supervised such well known criminals as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Ray was a former vice president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was very active in representing its members. He enjoyed excellent health until suffering a severe stroke in June 1992 and passed away two months later on August 23, 1992 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Louella, son Ray, and daughter Gail.