Ramon "Ray" Desch
1926 - 2021
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Springfield, IL
Ramon "Ray" Desch 1926 - 2021
Springfield, IL—Ramon "Ray" Desch, 94, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born on May 14, 1926 in Springfield, the son of Carol and Fern (Bratton) Desch.
Ray graduated from Springfield High School in 1944. After high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Ray worked for FW Dodge Corporation which later became the McGraw Hill Company, where he reported construction news. He loved traveling, particularly to Italy, and enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Carl and Kenneth Desch; and sister, Clara McGrath.
Ray is survived by his friend of 52 years, Tom Ervin of Springfield; and several nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Cremation was provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.
Per Ray's request, no ceremonies were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association – Springfield Office, 2309 W. White Oaks Dr., #E, Springfield, IL, 62704.
The family is being served by Butler Funeral Home – Springfield, 900 S. Sixth St., Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

Published by The State Journal-Register from May 8 to May 10, 2021.
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Tom Im really sorry for your loss. I don’t get the paper so when I saw Ray in the online obits. I kept telling myself I know him. Really bothered me I didn’t remember Rays last name. You guys had a long relationship, you should be very proud of of that relationship.
Gary Willhoit
May 14, 2021
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