Raymond William (1918 - 2009)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: Kammerer, Pingel, Stolz, Metcalfe, Budtke, Gebelein, Vanderwyst, Schmidtke, Algene
----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Wednesday, 6 May 2009; p. 2A, col. 1
Kammerer, Raymond William (5 Jan. 1918 - 5 May 2009)
Raymond William Kammerer, 91, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Golden LivingCenter-Three Oaks, under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, May 8, 2009, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hewitt. The Rev. Dean Pingel will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of the service Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hewitt. Burial will be in Brooklawn Memorial Garden, Marshfield.
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home in Marshfield is assisting the family with arrangements. Ray was born Jan. 5, 1918, to William and Ethel (Stolz) Kammerer in Rockwell City, Iowa. He joined the Navy and served in World War II. After being honorably discharged in 1946, Ray moved to the Rockford, Illinois, area where he worked on a farm. There he met and married Lola Metcalfe on Jan. 19, 1947. Ray and his family moved to Granton in 1952 where they farmed. Ray then went to work at Thorogood Shoe Factory in 1966. Lola passed away April 20, 1969.
Ray married Almira Budtke in Marshfield on June 27, 1970.
Ray was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hewitt. He was an active member of the Marshfield and Auburndale senior centers, where he enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead. Ray also loved woodworking and his cat Tinkerbell.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Almira; a daughter, Linda (Otto Algene) Schmidtke; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lola; daughters, Pat Vanderwyst and Wanda Gebelein; and granddaughter, Tammy Vanderwyst.
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