Mr. Raymond J. Umlor, age 80, passed away December 8, 2012. Surviving are his wife of 56 years Norma (nee Alberts); his children, Joyce (Craig) VanHoutum, Karen (Norman) VanDyke, Nancy (Fred) VanDyke, Lois (Rick) Schoenborn, Steve (Mariann) Umlor, Leanne (Rob) Armock, Denise (Chris) Grzybowski, Diane (Les) Grimm; twenty-five grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Ray has trimmed his last tree. He will look forward to seeing most of his hunting partners in heaven. He was an avid fisherman and hunter - loved his time at the cottage with his family. His life goal was to keep his daughters quiet but will continue to try to do this from heaven with God's help. Ray was a lifelong fruit grower on the "Ridge". He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4404 and a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Church, Wright where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 10:30 am, where he will repose one hour prior to the Mass. His family will receive visitors Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance NW where the Rosary will be prayed Monday at 6:00 pm. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Hospice.
Published by Grand Rapids Press on Dec. 9, 2012.