Raymond Contreras
1974 - 2017
Butala Funeral Home & Crematory - Sycamore
1405 Dekalb Ave
Sycamore, IL
Raymond Contreras

Born: February 6, 1974; in DeKalb, IL

Died: October 13, 2017; in Beloit, WI

Raymond Contreras, 43, of Beloit WI, formerly of DeKalb, died October 13, 2017 at his home.

He was born February 6, 1974, in DeKalb. The son of Ramon and Sandra (Garcia) Contreras. He graduated from Malta High School. He married Laura Persoon on October 6, 2017.

Raymond was employed at Northern Illinois University for 18 years. He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia. He was an avid Detroit Lions, Chicago White Sox, and NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his wife, Laura; 5 children, Austin Contreras, Lydia and Pedro Valenzuela, Delayna and Tristan Hyser; his stepfather, Al (Judy) Contreras; 2 brothers, Brandon (Sara) and Peter (Jeanette) Contreras; 2 sisters, Paula Contreras and Julie (Herb) Kaelin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded by his parents, Ramon and Sandra Contreras.

Raymond's visitation will be on Thursday, October 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore, IL, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made for his family, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.

To sign the online guest book or for information go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com or call 815-895-2833.

Published by Daily-Chronicle on Oct. 16, 2017.
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Gone but not forgotten.
Dee Rios
October 22, 2019
Ray , Austin sure does miss his Dad!
December 7, 2017
Our condolences to all the family. His smile was and always will be unforgettable. God Bless
Migel Velez
November 9, 2017
Vanessa Vargas
October 27, 2017
Im so sorry for your lost austin . we all here for you. I love my uncle very much and always will. You are in a better place now . . grandma and grandpa are with you now . I have so many good times with you abd funny times too ..I will miss you soo much ! I love you forever!
Vanessa Vargas
October 27, 2017
I knew you as my cuz when you were just a little squirt and that's how I will remember you. You will be missed
Leonardo Camero
October 20, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength you need to endure. During this sad time in your life. Again I'm so sorry for your loss. B.H.
October 19, 2017
your boys will miss you so much ! We have all the memoires and pictures to share with your family .RIP
October 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Ray is a wonderful man who will be greatly missed here in the hallways of Neptune. I have called him a friend for many years and will miss his smiling face. I am so sad but will never forget his shining spirit and kind manner. I was blessed to know him.
Barb Beverley
October 18, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Ray and I were best friends in 8th grade and part of freshman year before I moved. He would always come over and ask my mom if we could go for a walk and even towards late at night and my mom always said yes to him. You couldn't ask for a better person to be in your life. I didn't get to see him much but when we did he always had a smile on his face. It breaks my heart to hear of his passing. Too young to be gone so soon. Fly high Ray!!!
Angela Mannes
October 18, 2017
Austin I am so sorry to hear about your dad .
Mrs Graves from West School
Dawn Graves
October 16, 2017
Kristy Fondeur
October 16, 2017
I love you dad. I miss you so much and I just wanted to let you know I'm gonna make you proud I won't fail you at all. Rest easy big man.
Austin Contreras
October 15, 2017
Ilu my shining star
Laura Contreras
October 15, 2017
It still don't seem real that you are gone, but I know you are in a better place with no pain no cancer and you get to be with your mom and dad. I love you so much. You are always in my heart.
Laura Contreras
October 15, 2017
Dear family, I am so sorry for the loss of Ray (Squirt). He was truly a sweetheart and will be missed terribly. Rest In Peace and without pain dear Squirt.
Bekki Witherell Quinn
October 14, 2017
With our deepest sympathy, our prayers for the family from your aunt Dee and family. We will miss you.
Dee Rios
October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss Laura, Lydia and Pedro. I only met Ray a couple of times but he seemed like a great guy..
Susan Diehl
October 14, 2017
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