Ramon H. "Ray" MacFarlane

Ramon H. "Ray" MacFarlane of Thiensville, formerly of Dublin, Ohio and Arlington, Va., found peace surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at the age of 72. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, in Mequon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Ray was the beloved husband and best friend for 35 years of Ellen M. (nee Trinter) MacFarlane; the loving father of Gerald Michael MacFarlane, Raina Lynne Woodruff, Michelle duMaurier Baird, Carl Newland, Michele Ann (Jahmal) McClendon, Tameche (Michael) Sandel and Ramon H. MacFarlane II; the proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and the dear brother of Otis (Modena) MacFarlane. He is further survived by many other loving relatives and dear friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Frederic and Cleomene (nŽe Clendinen) MacFarlane; and his brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ray’s name may be directed to the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Foundation, for the River walk or the Cedarburg Cultural Center. For online condolences, visit www.schmidtandbartelt.com.

"One day at a time."