Obit: Rajek, Raymond C. (1924 - 2009)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Email:  bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Butalla, Crosby, Lang, Rajek, Ritz, Robl, Sulzer, Utecht

 

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, June 17, 2009, Online Edition

 

Rajek, Raymond C. (October 18, 1924 - June 13, 2009)

 

Raymond C. Rajek, 84, Marathon, passed away Saturday June 13, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House in Wausau.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon. Father Dan Crosby will be the mass celebrant. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today at the church and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church. An American Legion service will be held at 7:00 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marathon, where full military honors will be conducted by members of American Legion Post 469.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon; St.

Anthony’s Retreat Center, Marathon; and Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

 

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

 

----Source: The Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon Co., WI), Saturday, June 17, 2009, Online Edition

 

Raymond C. Rajek, 84, Marathon, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House in Wausau. He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Marathon, the son of the late Paul and Christina (Sulzer) Rajek.

 

He grew up in Marathon and graduated from Marathon High School. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served with the 20th Air Force, 58th Bomb Wing, 468th Bomb Group, 793rd Squadron, as an aerial gunner on a B-29 Superfortress during World War II, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.

 

On June 5, 1948, he married Angeline Lang at St. John's Catholic Church in Edgar. Ray owned and operated the Marathon Elevator with his two brothers, Alfred and Harry, until 1984. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion Post No. 469 for 65 years and a member of the American Legion Firing Squad. Ray was a 35-year member of the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department, a lifelong member and volunteer at St. Mary's Parish in Marathon, a member of St. Leo's Court No. 795 Catholic Order of Foresters, and a member of the Holy Name Society.

 

In his lifetime, Ray liked taking trips with his family, going to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers games. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, golfing, watching NASCAR races and listening to polka music.

 

Survivors include his wife, Angeline; five sons, Kenneth (Mary) Rajek, Rothschild,

Robert (Louise) Rajek, Wausau, David (Mary) Rajek, Marathon, William (Lisa) Rajek, Wausau, and Michael Rajek, Weston; two daughters, Susan Robl, West Bend, and Sally Rajek, Marathon; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Ritz, Marion Butalla and Lillian Utecht; two brothers, Alfred and Harry Rajek; and one son-in-law, Kenneth Robl.

 

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Dan Crosby will preside. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marathon, where full military honors will be conducted by members of American Legion Post No. 469. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, all at the church. An American Legion service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their kind and compassionate care of their husband, father and grandfather.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon; St. Anthony Retreat Center, Marathon; and Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

 

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, July 2, 2009, Online Edition

 

Raymond C. Rajek, 84, Marathon, passed away Saturday June 13, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House in Wausau.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon. Father Dan Crosby will be the mass celebrant. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today at the church and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church. An American Legion service will be held at 7:00 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marathon, where full military honors will be conducted by members of American Legion Post 469.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon; St.

Anthony’s Retreat Center, Marathon; and Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

 

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

 

----Source: The Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon Co., WI), June 16, 2009, Online Edition

 

Raymond C. Rajek, 84, Marathon, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Hospice House, Wausau.

 

Raymond was the co-owner and operator of the Marathon Elevator. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps.

 

Survivors include his wife, Angeline (Lang) Rajek, Marathon; his children, Kenneth (Mary) Rajek, Rothschild, Robert (Louise) Rajek and William (Lisa) Rajek, all of Wausau, David (Mary) Rajek and Sally Rajek, all of Marathon, Susan Robl, West Bend, and Michael Rajek, Weston; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Burial will be in the parish cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Marathon American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, all at the church in Marathon. There will be an American Legion memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hospice House, St. Mary Parish or St. Anthony Retreat Center.

 

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 


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