Raymond J. Boegel

Raymond J. Boegel, 81, of St. Kilian went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at Hospice Home of Hope with his loving family gathered around. He was the last member of his generation of the Boegel family.

Ray was born on June 2, 1927 on the Boegel family farm in the town of Ashford to Raymond J. and Catherine (Schrauth) Boe-gel. He married Grace A. Volm on May 13, 1950 at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian where he has been a lifelong member and served as an usher and choir member.

For most of his life Ray worked the Boegel centennial family farm in the town of Ashford. After retiring from farm life, he was employed by Campbellsport Public Schools in custodial/maintenance and drove a school bus.

Ray was a 50-year member of the Catholic Knights, serving 30 of those years as social secretary. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Casper Rehrl Post 1964, West Bend and the St. Kilian Holy Name Society.

Ray enjoyed time with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hunting, fishing, dancing and old-time music, especially polkas and waltzes.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Grace; his children, David (Nancy) Boegel and Mary (Bob) Twohig, both of Campbellsport, Dorothy (Rich) Leider of De Pere, Margie (Ronie) Stommel of Theresa, Cathy (Tim) Flood of Mt. Calvary, Pauline (Gary) Runge of Fond du Lac and Geralyn (Ray) Maurer of West Bend; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Allen Reindl of Kewaskum; and a sister-in-law, Betty Schrauth of Campbell-sport; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first grandson, Brian Leider; his father and mother-in-law, Philip and Theresa Volm; his brothers, Adelbert (Barbara) Boegel and Reinhold (Dolores) Boegel; his sisters Rosemarie (Edwin) Amerling and Louisiana Reindl; and a brother-in-law, Elroy Schrauth.

A Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday. Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, St. Kilian. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednes-day from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Tom, Father Neil and the staff of Hospice Home Care and the Hospice Home of Hope for the care and concern shown to Ray during his final months.

Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family.