Raymond A. Qualmann

Raymond A. Qualmann, 85, of West Bend died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at SynergyHealth St. Jo-seph’s Hospital, town of Polk.

He was born Feb. 29, 1920 in Iron Ridge to the late Reinhold and Lydia (nee Sell) Qualmann and married Margaret Arbinger on Dec. 4, 1948 in the town of Scott in Sheboygan County.

Raymond served in the U.S. Army Air Force in Japan at the end of World War II.

Following his discharge, he farmed for many years, during which time he worked at John Deere in Horicon.

Later he worked as a mechanic at John Deere Implement Co. in Hartford.

Raymond was a member of the Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 American Legion in West Bend.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; eight children, Sharon (Dan) Danielson and Diana (James) McDonald, both of West Bend, Leonard of Slinger, Gary (Reta) of Lake in the Hills, Ill., Barbara (Steven) Polenski of Watertown, Cindy Polega of Adell, Steven (Liz) of Slinger and Russell of West Bend; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Manthey of Mayville and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Viola Baszynski and Hertha Gentz; a brother, Norman; a half-brother, Herman Kintopp Jr. and a half-sister, Ella Bittner.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, with burial Wednesday in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.