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James "Bear" Rayome


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James "Bear" Rayome Obituary
Rayome, James "Bear"

James "Bear" Rayome, age 73, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM Friday, September 1, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Father Aaron Becker will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday and Friday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will take place at the Village of Port Edwards Cemetery.

Jim was born March 22, 1944 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Arnold and Florence (Mackaben) Rayome. He married Carolyn R. Holt on June 13, 1969 in Marshfield, WI. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2006. Jim owned and operated Home Town Insurance in both Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Plainfield, WI.

Jim enjoyed officiating, fishing, golfing and relaxing at his cottage near Rhinelander.

Jim is survived by six sisters and brothers, Barbara Green of Plainview, TX, Patricia (John) Neuberger of Davenport, IA, Thomas (Mary) Rayome of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Michael (Wendy Hanneman) Rayome of Wausau, WI, Kathy (Nate) McDaniel of Davenport, IA and Mary (Mike) Romag of Poway, CA; sister-in-law, Fran Rayome of Horicon, WI; four stepchildren, Deb (Rolando) Calderon of Lehi, UT, Martha Rae Holt of Albuquerque, NM, Jonathan Holt of Henderson, NV and Douglas (Johnna) Holt of Clinton, WA and many loving nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Carolyn; brother, William, brother-in-law, Kent Green and niece, Jessica Romag.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be designated to the South Wood County YMCA or to Assumption High School.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 30, 2017
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