Stratman, Raymond J. "Ray"
Jan 26, 1929 - Oct 13, 2012
Ray passed away peacefully on October 13th at the Josie Harper Hospice House. A life-long resident of Omaha, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a Korean War
veteran. Ray was dedicated to the mission of the Siena/Francis House where he served as a volunteer, board member and president. He was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors at St. Pius X Parish. After 42 years, he retired as a manager with the U.S. Postal Service. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Hattie Stratman; brothers, Chuck and Larry; and his infant granddaughter, Emily. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geri (Frost); and by his children, Shari (Tom) Samek, Steve (Rhonda) Stratman, Sue (John) Reitan, Scott (Therese) Stratman, Sandy (Bill) Ludwig; and 12 grandchildren, Jeff and John Samek; Carson and Ted Stratman; Joe, Steven and Rachel Reitan; Jaclyn, Brad and Ben Stratman; and Lisa and Becca Ludwig. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. C. A. Stratman and his wife, Jan; sisters-in-law, Sr. Lucille Marie Frost, O.P., Marge Stratman, Rita Bartels (Jack) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In the Father's Kingdom and in our hearts, Ray will live forever.
VISITATION Wednesday 2-5pm at the mortuary. VISITATION resumes Wednesday 6:30pm at St. Pius X Church, 6905 Blondo Street with Vigil Service to follow at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am Thursday at St. Pius X Church. Memorials to the Siena/Francis House, 1702 Nicholas Street, P.O. Box 217, Omaha, NE 68101. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery with military rites by Benson VFW
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