Obit: Walgenbach, Raymond John (1910 - 2005)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Walgenbach, Manickam, Closey, Klein, Altmann, Weber, Seehafer, Rudoll, Szmanda, Glineke, Rowe

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Mon, Oct 3, 2005

-Walgenbach, Raymond John (24 Nov. 1910 - 1 Oct. 2005)

Raymond John Walgenbach, 94, of 603 W. Fifth St., entered God's home with his family by his side Oct. 1, 2005, when he left his earthly home at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Peter Manickam will officiate and music will be provided by Sacred Heart Church Choir. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and grandchildren will serve as honorary and active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A combined parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ray was born Nov. 24, 1910, in Fond du Lac to Nicholas and Julia (Closey) Walgenbach. He married Lorraine A. Klein on Nov. 25, 1933, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Fond du Lac on Nov. 25, 2003, with family and friends.

Ray left Fond du Lac in 1940 to begin farming in Colby and surrounding areas. He then moved to Marshfield, where he was employed at Weyerhaeuser Company until his retirement. After retirement he drove the Little Red Wagon and was active in, and a past president of, the Senior Citizen Center, an active member of its choir, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of its choir for over 25 years, the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council No. 1799 of Marshfield and the Catholic Order of Foresters. The community will remember Ray for being a master of ceremonies and for playing Santa Claus.

Raymond is survived by his children, Geraldine (James) Altmann, Janet (John) Weber, Karen (Kenneth) Seehafer and Raymond G. (Ann) Walgenbach, all of Marshfield, Daniel (Linda) Walgenbach of Fond du Lac, Suzanne (William) Rudoll of Greenwood, Patricia (Gary) Szmanda of South Bend, Ind., and James (Natnaree) Walgenbach of Thailand. He is further survived by 20 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren, including a set of quadruplets who were born July 1, 2005.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Lorraine, on June 30, 2004, a daughter, Sandra Kay in infancy, two sisters, Margaret Glineke and Bernice Rowe and a great grandson, Timothy Altmann.

Memorials may be designated in his name to Sacred Heart Parish or to Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, Marshfield.

Condolences may be sent online to rembsfh.com.

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tue, Oct 4, 2005

Raymond Walgenbach

Raymond John Walgenbach, 94, of 603 W. Fifth St., entered God's home with his family by his side Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, when he left his earthly home at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Peter Manickam will officiate and music will be provided by Suzanne Golden, organist and Sacred Heart Church Choir.

The burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, and grandchildren will serve as honorary and active pallbearers.

The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. A combined parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ray was born Nov. 24, 1910, in Fond du Lac to Nicholas and Julia (Closey) Walgenbach. He married Lorraine A. Klein on Nov. 25, 1933, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Fond du Lac on Nov. 25, 2003, with family and friends.

Ray left Fond du Lac in 1940 to begin farming in Colby and surrounding areas. He then moved to Marshfield, where he was employed at Weyerhaeuser Company until his retirement. After retirement he drove the Little Red Wagon and was active in and a past president of the Senior Citizen Center, an active member of its choir, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of its choir for over 25 years, the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council 1799 of Marshfield and the Catholic Order of Foresters. The community will remember Ray for being a master of ceremonies and for playing Santa Claus.

Raymond is survived by his children, Geraldine (James) Altmann, Janet (John) Weber, Karen (Kenneth) Seehafer and Raymond G. (Ann) Walgenbach, all of Marshfield, Daniel (Linda) Walgenbach of Fond du Lac, Suzanne (William) Rudoll of Greenwood, Patricia (Gary) Szmanda of South Bend, Ind., and James (Natnaree) Walgenbach of Thailand. He is further survived by 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, including a set of quadruplets who were born July 1, 2005, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lorraine, on June 30, 2004; a daughter, Sandra Kay, in infancy; two sisters, Margaret Glineke and Bernice Rowe; and a great-grandson, Timothy Altmann.

Memorials may be designated in his name to Sacred Heart Parish or to Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, Marshfield.

Condolences may be sent online to rembsfh.com

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----Sources: Fond du Lac Reporter (Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis.) Tue, Oct 4, 2005

Raymond John Walgenbach

Raymond John Walgenbach, 94, of 603 West 5th St., Marshfield, entered God’s home with his family by his side on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, when he left his earthly home at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care in Marshfield, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Ray was born on Nov. 24, 1910, in Fond du Lac, to Nicholas and Julia Closey Walgenbach.

On Nov. 25, 1933, he married Lorraine A. Klein at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Fond du Lac on Nov. 25, 2003, with family and friends.

Ray left Fond du Lac in 1940 to begin farming in Colby, Wis., and surrounding areas. He then moved to Marshfield, where he was employed at Weyerhaeuser Company until his retirement.

After retirement, he drove the Little Red Wagon and was active in and was a past president of the senior citizen center and an active member of its choir, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of its choir for over 25 years, the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council 1799 of Marshfield and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

The community will remember Ray for being a master of ceremonies and for playing Santa Claus.

Surviving are his children, Geraldine (James) Altmann, Janet (John) Weber, Karen (Kenneth) Seehafer and Raymond G. (Ann) Walgenbach, all of Marshfield, Daniel (Linda) Walgenbach of Fond du Lac, Suzanne (William) Rudoll of Greenwood, Patricia (Gary) Szmanda of South Bend, Ind., and James (Natnaree) Walgenbach of Thailand.

He is further survived by 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, including a set of quadruplets who were born on July 1, 2005; and many nie-ces and neph-ews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorraine on June 30, 2004; a daughter, Sandra Kay in infancy; two sisters, Margaret Glineke and Bernice Rowe; and a great-grandson, Timothy Altmann.

• Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield. The Rev. Peter Manickam will officiate. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

• Visitation: The visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Rembs- Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the church. A combined parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary service will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be designated in his name to Sacred Heart Parish or to St. Joseph’s Palliative Care, Marshfield.

Rembs-Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, (715) 387-1242, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to rembsfh.com.

 

 


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