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Raphael Max (Ray) Wysocki


1921 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Raphael Max (Ray) Wysocki Obituary
RAPHAEL (RAY) MAX WYSOCKI Ray Wysocki, age 94, died December 13, 2015 in Penryn, CA Ray was born August 13, 1921 the son of Max and Catherine Wysocki. He grew up in the rural community of Warsaw, North Dakota. Ray loved the small town, farming community, especially tending to the families horses. This is where he cultivated his love for ranching and horsemanship. Ray was proud of his service in the United States Navy. He served 6 years in the Navy during WWII. Family members and friends will always remember the stories he enjoyed telling to anyone who would listen. Ray married Gertrude (Trudy) Stoltman in 1946. Together they had two daughters, Carol Bednar (Jeff) of Penryn CA and Joan Wysocki (Andy Holod) of Roseville CA. Trudy passed away in 1980. Ray and Trudy lived in Detroit MI, Southern CA, and in 1964 moved to Orland CA. In 2014 Ray moved to Penryn CA to live in the home of his daughter, Carol, and her husband. Ray is survived by his daughters and their spouses, his sister Madeline Kline (Tom) of Camarillo CA, 5 grandchildren and their spouses as well as 7 great-grandchildren. Carolyn Fly, Ray's longtime companion, preceded him in death on July 31, 2015. As requested, by the deceased, there will be no services. Ray will be laid to rest at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA at a later date.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 20, 2015
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