Raymond A. DeGroot

Raymond A. DeGroot
RACINE — Raymond A. DeGroot, 94, passed away in Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital on Thursday, June 5, 2014, with his loving wife at his side. He was born in Corliss (Sturtevant), WI on May 26, 1920, the son of the late Peter and Mary (née: Barth) DeGroot. Ray was a graduate of St. Catherine's High School. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII from February 1943 until December of 1946, on the USS Parker and the USS Selinor. On June 14, 1941 he was united marriage to the former June Olson. She preceded him in death on December 11, 1982. On February 16, 1988, he was united in marriage to the former Rosemary Schmidt Lynn. He had been employed by; Racine Tool, Patrick Cudahy, retired from Twin Disc in 1987. After retirement he worked at Sunshine Bar and Grill, and Pudgy's Pub. He was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church, the Twin Disc 20 Year Club, a former member of the B.C.C.A., the Stein Club the V.F.W. and the American Legion Post #546. Ray was an avid Cubs, Packers, and Badgers fan. Surviving are his loving wife, Rosemary; beloved father of, Susan (Dan) Duchesneau, of Racine, Pamm (Phil) Licina, of Naperville, IL, Michael (Kari) DeGroot, of De Forest, WI; LeRoy (Kris) Lynn, of Knoxville, TN, James (Tammi) Lynn, Colleen Batterman, and special, son, friend, and companion, Jeffrey Lynn, all of Racine; 21 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Joan Seitz, and Bernice Sullivan, both of Racine; mother-in-law, Kathryn Schmidt, of Racine; sisters-in-law, Joan DeGroot, of Racine and Vivian DeGroot, of Manitowoc, Evelyn (Robert) O'Connor, of Racine, Catherine (Bruce) Ziol- kowski, of Rhinelander; brother-in-law, Wayne Frayer, all of Racine; and his four legged friend, "Baby Boy" Markus. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive him. In addition to his parents, and first wife, June, Ray was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandi Goud- reau; sisters, Eleanor (Bud) Arentz, and Evelyn Frayer; brothers, Edward (Evelyn) DeGroot, Donald DeGroot, Gerald (Marion) DeGroot, and Richard DeGroot; father- in-law, Arnold A. Schmidt; and brothers-in-law, Don Seitz, and Paul Sullivan. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20th, in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones. Visitation will be in the church on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to St. Lucy Catholic Church. The committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21st, at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family would like those attending the funeral to dress in their favorite sports attire. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Lin Rd. 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

Funeral Home

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000

Published in Racine Journal Times on June 15, 2014