Friday, January 7, 2011

Raymond E. Lingsweiler

Raymond E. Lingsweiler, age 92, passed away peacefully early Friday morning January 7, 2010, at Lakeshore Manor. Raymond was born in Sturtevant March 7, 1918, son of the late Raymond and Ada (nee: Galloway) Lingsweiler.

He was a graduate of Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1936.” During World War II, he proudly served in the U.S. Army and was involved in “The Battle of the Bulge.” Raymond was married to the former Evelyn Niesen, who preceded him in death May 4, 1995. He was employed with Howard Industries for many years and was last working with Webster Electric for ten years until his retirement in 1983. He later married Dorothy (nee: Jandl) Ellis.  Ray was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years. Ray was an avid sports fan, Packer fan and his favorite pastime was golf. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy; two sons, Curtis (Nanette) Lingsweiler of Milwaukee, Bruce (Kate) Lingsweiler of Racine; grandchildren, Ryan (Brandy), Erin, Kirsten, Ethan, Shaun, Megan; sister, Jean (Vern) Swanson; nieces, Carol (Mark) Tousignant, Jeanne Marquis, Mary Thurau, Barbara Fredrickson, Susan Khoursand, Karen Carlson; step-son, Robert (Jeanne) Ellis; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Rev. John D. Roekle officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Mound Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to Lakeshore Manor or First Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the entire staff of Lakeshore Manor for their loving and compassionate care.

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