Obit: Rayburn, Frederick C. (1917 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rayburn, Van Bebber, Riley, Claybaugh, Rugg, Wentz

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/2012

Rayburn, Frederick C. (18 June 1917 - 28 October 2012) With Flag

Frederick C. Rayburn, 95, of Neillsville died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Neillsville Care & Rehab.

Frederick Rayburn was born June 18, 1917, in Scottville, IL, the son of Claude and Vena (Van Bebber) Rayburn. He was united in marriage to Marion H. Riley Aug. 4, 1937, in Peoria, IL, and as of his death, they had been married 75 years. Fred received his education at Manual Training High School in Peoria and worked 15 years at Cudahy Meat Packing in Peoria. He served in the U. S. Army in the Philippines and Japan during World War II, from 1945 to 1946. From 1955 to 1976, he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Seif. He was also a school bus driver for 21 years. In 2004, he and Marion moved to Valley View Apartments. He enjoyed doing woodworking. Fred was a charter member of Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, Neillsville, and a member of the American Legion Post 73.

Fred is survived by his wife, Marion, of Neillsville; three sons, Frederick, Jr. (Donna), Glenview, IL, Charles (Joann), Onalaska, Daniel (Melisande), Pittsville; and one daughter, Ka4thy Claybaugh, Wautaga, TX. He believed in faith and family and was a wonderful grandfather to his 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Rugg; one brother, Durward; and two sisters, Juanita and Wanda.

Funeral service for Fred will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, Neillsville, with Pastor Steve Wentz officiating. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Committal will be at a later date in the Town of Seif.

The Buchanan Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted Fred’s family with funeral arrangements.



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