Raymond Bubolz of Hartford was called home on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. He was 87 years old. He was born July 10, 1919 in Milwaukee to Edwin and Amalia (nee Hackbarth) Bubolz.
He married Evelyn Epple on Jan. 11, 1943 in Carl Junction, Mo. They met while he was stationed at Camp Crowder in Missouri.
He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII as a Communications Instructor. He was chosen for a secret mission to set up all communications for the Yalta Conference.
He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Milwaukee.
Ray was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Hartford.
He was active in his churches as an usher and financial secretary. He retired from Banner Tool and Die as a tool and die maker in 1983. They retired in Door County and lived there for 17 happy and fulfilling years before moving back to the Hartford area.
He loved fishing and all sports, especially the Green Bay Packers. Ray loved yard work, planting trees and flowers. His wisdom and gentle spirit will be dearly missed by his family.
Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years and one day, Evelyn; He was the loving father of Linda (the Late Richard) Schlicke of Pembine, Trudy (William) LaBonte of Sussex and Michael (Donna) Bubolz of Harshaw. Dearest grandfather of Allen (Kris), Brian (Laura), Cindy, Michelle (Mike), Todd, Aimee (Rob), Becky (Carl) and Lisabeth. Proud great-grandfather of Billy, Becky, Nicollette, Jenny, Brandon, Austin, Jessica, Ashley, Heather, Alex, Brooke and Lexie. Precious great-great-grandfather of Jade and Evan. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Troy and Heather; a brother, Armin (Ruth); and two sisters, Dorothea (Malcolm) and infant sister, Esther.
Funeral services for Raymond were Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at Divine Savior Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ricky Schroeder officiating. Visitation for family and friends was on Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday at the church. Interment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Memorials to Divine Savior Lutheran Church appreciated
Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.