. KENOSHA - Raymond Timothy O’Connor, age 69, of Kenosha, WI, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012, at his home after battling cancer and congestive heart failure. He was a proud Army veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, and received the Air Medal, 20th Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor. He retired in 2005 from Bane Nelson Inc. after a long successful career in construction. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Helen O’Connor; and two siblings, Theresa Sylvanus and Gerald O’Connor. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Connie; sons, Raymond Timothy III, Bobby, and Adrian; daughters, Vilma and Amor; siblings, Monica Young, Jerome and Sharyol O’Connor, Joseph and Lydia O’Connor, Frederick and Linda O’Connor, Mary and Donald Ruen, Charles and Joan O’Connor, Richard and Teresa O’Connor, Susan O’Connor-Meyer and Gerald Meyer, and Elizabeth and Baird Swanson. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 8th, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2224-30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7th, at Proko Funeral Home, 5111-60th Street, Kenosha, WI, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be offered on October 10th, at St. Columbian Church, Preston, MN, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on October 17th, at 10:00 a.m. Proko Funeral Home & Crematory 5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533 Visit Raymond’s Online Memorial Book at: www.prokofuneralhome.com
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Published by Racine Journal Times on Oct. 6, 2012.