Raymond H. Callies

Raymond H. Callies, 73, of Hartford passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.

He was born Nov. 4, 1932 in Theresa, to Hubert and Alma (nee Musack) Callies.

He was baptized Nov. 20, 1932 and confirmed April 14, 1946 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Theresa.

On June 1, 1957, Ray married Myrtle Mittelstadt at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford.

Ray became a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church and assisted with the building expansion projects and renovations.

He enjoyed building homes that he designed, including helping his son, Alan, build his "Northern Retreat" on Oscar Jenny Lake.

Ray was in the process of completing a special family entertainment area for his grandchildren, friends and family members that would visit up north.

Ray served his country as a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army. He was a chef and shared many "Army" recipes with family and friends.

He was kind-hearted and always had a joke for all occasions.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Myrtle; two sons, Mark (Ruth) of Mayville, and Alan Callies of Janesville; three grandchildren, Lucas, Micah and Jeremiah; a sister, Elvira Keup of Fond du Lac; three brothers, Alvin of Menomonee Falls, Norman of Fond du Lac and Martin (Doris) Callies of Hart-ford.

Ray is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Clarence and Delbert.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford with Pastor Aaron Steinbrenner officiating.

Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, will be on Monday at 10 a.m. with Pastor James Castillo officiating.

Memorials to Winnebago Lutheran Academy or a parochial school of one’s choice are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family.