Raymond L. Anderson Jr., 79
May 16, 1935 -- Feb. 11, 2015

Raymond L. AndersonRaymond L. Anderson Jr., “Ray,” 79 of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend, surrounded by his loving family, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Ray was born on May 16, 1935, in Clinton, Connecticut, to Raymond L. Anderson Sr. and Beatrice (nee Jacoby) Anderson.

At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his 11 years of service he traveled around the world and was stationed in Germany.

He then settled down in Hartford and raised his five children.

Ray owned and operated a Standard Oil gas station in Hartford, and continued on to work for Jack Walters and Son’s Corp. in Allenton for almost 30 years, retiring at the age of 65. He enjoyed his position as a safety director and those he worked with.

During retirement he enjoyed spending as much time with his family as he could among continuing his collection of clocks and antiques.

Ray will be remembered fondly of his love of all animals, especially his cherished dogs.

He is survived by his loving children, Kristine (Randy) Jacklin of Richfield, Kimberly (David) Checolinski of Hartford, Julie Hastings of Hubertus and John (Marilou) Anderson of Brookfield; cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Anderson, Maxwell (fiancée Chelsea Dieball) and Callen Jacklin, DJ and Drew Checolinski, Skyler Hastings, and Jayden Anderson; former wife and dear friend of 53 years, Mary (nee Schmitt) Anderson; and best friend, Barry Hmircik. Ray is further survived by other dear relatives and many treasured friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Michael Anderson.

In honor of Ray’s wishes, private funeral services will be held. Inurnment at St. Kilian Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ray, memorial contributions to the Washington County Humane Society (3650 Highway 60, Slinger, WI 53086) or to St. Kilian Catholic Parish (245 High St., Hartford, WI 53027) are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027, (262-673-9500), is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.