Raymond G. Niemi, 83

Raymond “Ray” G. Niemi, 83, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Jackson Crossings.

Ray was born on March 3, 1930, in Michigan to Matt and Lydeia (nee Pajala) Niemi. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53 in the Korean Conflict. Ray married Olinda (nee Bruemmer) on Aug. 18, 1984.

He loved sports, both live and on television along with watching the news. He enjoyed fishing and taking beautiful trips to Florida and Texas. Active church member at Memorial Lutheran Church in Glendale and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Bend.

Ray is survived by his loving wife Olinda, son Scott, Pam Harris, Mark Bruemmer, Debbie (Dan) Yenter and Ruth (Peter) Wood. Further survived by his grandchildren Justin (Stacy), Joel, Miles, and Travis, great-grandchildren Natalie and Kyler, brothers Milton (Catherine), Doug and Verne (Bea), sister Millie Mackinen, sister-in-law Lillian, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Carl and Calvin, and sister Aily.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Memorial Lutheran Church of Glendale (7701 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale). Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 p.m. with continued visitation at Memorial Lutheran Church on Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. until time of service (11 a.m). In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Memorial Lutheran Church (7701 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, WI 53209) or the Veteran Association of your choice.

A special thank you to the staff at Jackson Crossings, Bridges Home Healthcare, Seasons Hospice and special caregiver Keri Dietrich for all the loving care of Ray.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.