Raynor W. Herriges, 88

Raynor W. Herriges, 88, of Kewaskum passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum with his family by his side.

He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Saint Michaels, the son of the late Alois and Florence (nee Schneider) Herriges. On Aug. 8, 1953, he was united in marriage to Patricia Hanrahan at St. Bridgetís Catholic Church in the town of Wayne. Patricia preceded Raynor in death Nov. 16, 2012.

Raynor grew up helping his father farm for many years, as well as working at the Lomira Oil Co. before being drafted in 1950. He proudly served his country in the Army from 1950-52. Upon his return from the service, Raynor worked another year at the Lomira Oil Co. before coming to Kewaskum and starting Herriges Oil. Raynor owned and operated Herriges Oil for 40 years. He was a 30-year veteran of the Kewaskum Fire Department, a Knights of Columbus member for 56 years, a member of the Robert G. Romaine Post 384 American Legion for more than 60 years and served on the Kewaskum Village Board for 16 years.

Raynor was a master storyteller. He also enjoyed woodworking, singing in the Holy Trinity Traditional Choir and, most of all, spending time with his family.

Those Raynor leaves behind to cherish his memory include six children, Ann (Doug) Polzean of Kewaskum, Mary (Perry) Polzean of Campbellsport, Mark (Jacky) Herriges of Kewaskum, Joel (Lisa) Herriges of Sussex, Jane (Tom) Paul of Milwaukee and Tom (Brenda) Herriges of Kewaskum; 14 grandchildren, Kevin (Kathi) Polzean, Bridget (special friend Tony) Polzean, Sarah Polzean, Dr. Margaret (Dr. Andy) Lijewski, Alexander (Jessica), Michael, Joseph, Zachary, Daniel and Samuel Herriges, Nicholas and Christopher Paul, Rebecca (Nicholas) Krieser and Kelsey Herriges; seven great-grandchildren, Natalie and Liam Krieser, Harrison Mancl, Jackson and Landon Polzean, and Bram and Audra Herriges; two brothers, Leander (Mary) Herriges of the town of Wayne and Linus (Beth) Herriges of the town of Campbellsport; a sister-in-law, Marie Wietor of Kewaskum; a brother-in-law, George (Mary) Hanrahan of Kewaskum; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife of 59 years, Patricia, Raynor was preceded in death by a sister, Helen (Joseph) Ruplinger; a brother, Allen Herriges; and two brothers- in-law, Jerome (Myrtle) Hanrahan and Cyril Wietor.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Raynor will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass. The Kewaskum Fire Department will do an honorary walk through at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the We Believe Campaign of Holy Trinity are appreciated.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Raynorís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

Raynorís family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens and Serenity Hospice for their wonderful care of their dad.