Raymond K. Belunes, 94
Feb. 5, 1923 — Nov. 27, 2017
Raymond K. Belunes, 94, of Popple River, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 5, 1923, in West Bend, the son of the late Alex and Mary Belunes. He attended the Holy Angels Catholic School in West Bend. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II.
He was a foreman at the West Bend Aluminum Co., a farmer and owner of the Sportsman Inn located in Long Lake. Raymond was a member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Long Lake and the American Legion in Iron River. He also served as Popple River town chairman for many years and was one of the main supporters of Packerland Bear Hunters Association. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, cutting firewood, canning and socializing. Raymond loved and appreciated the outdoors and delighted in watching wildlife and nature.
Raymond is survived by his son, Doug (June) Belunes of Kaukauna; daughters, Karen Graff of Appleton, Leslie (Mike) Hofer of Merton and Connie (Bill) Moore of Appleton; brother, Eugene Belunes of West Bend; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by Bernice Belunes, the mother of his children; son, Kenneth Belunes; son-in-law, Eugene Graff; and three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Long Lake. Funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Felix Penetante to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the service.
Interment will be in Long Lake Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Raymond K. Belunes online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.