Obit: Wilcenski, Raymond Stanley (1923 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Wilcenski, Beck, Lewien
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 8/17/2016
Wilcenski, Raymond Stanley (22 April 1923 - 12 May 2016) With Flag
Raymond Stanley Wilcenski, 93, died May 12, 2016, at Prelude Assisted Living in Woodbury, Minnesota. He was born April 22, 1923, in Gilman, Wisconsin, to Frank and Lucy Wilcenski.
Ray graduated from Gilman High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Ray later received his Master of Science degree in Education - English from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).
He was a World War II veteran who received numerous ribbons and medals including the Purple Heart. Ray taught school in Holcombe, Prescott, and New Richmond, Wisconsin as well as the John Glenn Middle School in Minnesota. He later worked for the State of Minnesota which he retired from.
Ray is survived by one sister, Adeline Beck of Ladysmith; and many nieces and nephews, great, and great-grand nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Aloise and Norman of Gilman; and a sister Genevieve Lewien of Thorp.
Ray loved working in his flowerbeds at his home in St. Paul. He was a worldwide traveler. He also enjoyed reading his novels and taking continuing educational courses at the University of Minnesota in a variety of subjects.
A celebration of life is yet to be scheduled.
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