Raymond L. "Ray" Gremminger Sr.
Raymond L. "Ray" Gremminger Sr., 79, of Kewaskum, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Campbells-port, the son of the late Roderick and Mathia (Fields) Gremminger, and on May 5, 1951, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Sperger in LeRoy.
Ray was employed by Regal Ware Inc. in Kewaskum for 46 years, and was a member of the 25-Year Club.
He was also a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.
Ray enjoyed fishing, traveling, yard work, playing sheepshead and morel mushroom picking.
He liked to play ball with his grandkids and enjoyed walking his dog, Misty.
Ray will be fondly remembered for his warm smile and will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.
Ray is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Henrietta; six children, Ray Jr. "Squeak" (Robbie) of Plymouth, Gerald (Kim) of West Bend, Andrew of Lomira, Richard (Lori) of Horicon, Carolyn (Joe) Matenaer of Helenville and Randall (Jolene) of Beechwood; a brother, Frank Gremminger of Mayville; twin sisters, Janice Wondra and Janet (Harold) Reiser, both of Mayville, and a sister, Betty (Roman) Guse of Kiel; a sister-in-law, Diane Gremminger of Mayville; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a sister, Helen and Bob Rescheke; a brother, Daniel; a brother-in-law, Edgar Wondra; and a sister-in-law, Syl-via Gremminger.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ray will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.
Father Edwin Kornath will officiate, and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.
Memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Kathy Hospice are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Ray’s arrangements.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Sammis, the staff at Kathy Hospice and the staff at Cedar Community, Cove 2 for the care provided to Ray.