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Waak, Raymond C.

Raymond C. Waak, age 93, of 1711 Green Street, Manitowoc, died peacefully Sunday morning, December 8, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on December 4, 1920 in Manitowoc, son of the late Henry & Hattie (Bruns) Waak. Ray was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1938. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre. On June 28, 1947 he married the former Margaret Lohse at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on May 22, 2000. Ray was an electrician with various contractors in the area, in particular, Roland Electric of Valders, and retired from Lakeside Machine Shop in 1985. He was a member of the Serra Club, 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Golden K, American Legion Drews Bleser Post #88 and a longtime member and active volunteer of St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, the former St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law: Thomas Waak & special friend Susan Scott, Indianapolis, IN, Christopher Waak, Manitowoc, Stephen & Suzy Waak, Manitowoc; five grandchildren: Melissa, Aubrie, Andrew, Matthew & Lucas; and one great granddaughter: Savannah. Other relatives, cousins and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by a son: Daniel; and a grandson: Sean Waak.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand - 1416 Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Pleier with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Drews Bleser Post #88. Following the graveside service, the family cordially invites relatives and friends for a funeral luncheon which will be held at the Pfeffer Funeral Home All-Care Center.

The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday (TODAY), December 10, 2013. A prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7:00 p.m. led by Deacon Alan Boeldt. Friends may also call Wednesday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes that memorials be made to Roncalli High School in Ray's name.


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 10, 2013
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