Raymond H. Callies

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

He was born Nov. 4, 1932 in the 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. He married Myrtle Mittelstadt on June 1, 1957 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; one sister, Elvira Keup of Fond du Lac; three brothers, Alvin of Menomonee Falls, Norman of Fond du Lac, and Martin (Doris) Callies of Hartford. 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 were Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford, with Pastor Aaron Steinbrenner officiating.

Family greeted relatives and friends on Sunday at the church prior to the service.

Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, with Pastor James Castillo officiating.

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

Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.