Raphael John "Ray" Parins
1931 - 2021
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Raphael John "Ray" Parins

Green Bay - Raphael John "Ray" Parins, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born on November 9, 1931, in Mill Center, WI to Celestin and Anna (Boehm) Parins.

Ray served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He married Glenna Allen on September 22, 1956. Together they started RJ Parins Plumbing and Heating in 1967. Ray was a past President of Associated Master Plumbers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and brother, Milt.

Survivors include his children, Lisa (John) Wheeler, Lynda (Jeff) Mertz, and Paul (Andrea) Parins; grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Dollar, Aaron (Emily) Mertz; great-grandchildren, Jeff, Evelyn, Morgen, Isabelle; his sister, Bernice Kryger; and sisters-in-law, Dianne Parins and Sally Allen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; his parents; siblings, Celest (Verna Mae) Parins, Milton Parins, Don (Agnes) Parins, Marcella (Dick) Lucente, Jackie (Herb) Matuszak, Marie (Raymond) DuChateau, Lucille (Harold) Boetther, Anne Haraburd, Carol (Chuck) Roberts; parents-in-law, Anson and Evelyn Birchard; and brothers-in-law, Ron Kryger and Albert Allen.

A private family Service will be held at Blaney Funeral Home. There will be a public Memorial Mass held at a later date. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com, or cards may be sent to Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54303, to the attention of the Ray Parins' Family, and they will be forwarded.

A special thank you is extended to Jackie, Joan, and Jean of Home Instead for their compassionate care over the last several years.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2021.
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April 16, 2021
Our condolences to Liza, Lynda, Paul and your families for the loss of Uncle Bummer. It's so hard to lose a parent and another member of the Parins family.
Patti & Jeff Katzban
Patti Katzban
April 10, 2021
May you Rest In Peace Uncle Bummer . My sympathy to Lisa, Paul, and Lynda . Patrick & Beth Ehlen
Beth Ehlen
April 10, 2021
I went to Anston grade school with bummer, we had a lot of good times.He would stop and see me in the last few years, it was great to talk about old times. A great guy.
Don Adler
April 9, 2021
Boy we had a good run Dad. All the memories and lessons you taught me will never be forgotten. Until we meet again and I see you and Mom at table 12 for some good food and cheer. Love, Paul
Paul Parins
April 9, 2021
Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing Lisa.
Mary Pierner
April 8, 2021
Grateful to have such a kind and fun Uncle. My sympathies to Lisa, Lynda, Paul, and the rest of family.
John Kryger
April 7, 2021
Uncle Bummer! *** Real nice pictures of your dad.

Joan just notified me. So glad we were able to talk these past years when Lisa put me through. Thank you, Lisa. This hits us hard, Bum. You were there all through our lives, tight with Dad as brothers could be. Great Picture of you in San Diego, Christmas with Mom and Dad.
Just a kid. Same smile as you have here. Boy, you had fun!

A hard working, happy guy.....fun to be around, and always kind...
and kind hearted. Best picture with Joan and You at a birthday party
in the Raymond Street basement. The same basement Dad and
you put the heater in ----- backwards! Just a couple of Belgium Boys,
who made your folks, our grandparents, proud.

Now with Aunt Glenna again, your folks, all your siblings, in-laws, out-laws... but we still have Aunt Bunny. *** Lisa, Linda, and Paul...You lucked out. We all did. Great cousins, & hope the 1972 Minny Moline found a good home. What timing, the farm is sold. 1928 to 2020. Wow.

I remember what you told me when you were 10, and Dad took the train
to join the Marines in Jan. '42, "I cried for a week." Uncle Bum, I think
I will start crying for a week, too.

I don't want to say good-bye. Still remember you carrying me around on Locust. Richard surely remembers being your first employee. Aw Shucks, Joan and I are sad. We love you, Ray! Semper Fi, & Say "Hi" to
Dad... Ray and Milt Parins, what a Team. What a Town. What a Time.

Patrick Milton Parins
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