Raymond "Ray" Van Bellinger

Born in Green Bay, WI on May 26, 1917

Died on Feb 20, 2008 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Raymond "Ray" J. Van Bellinger, 90, Green Bay, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wed., Feb. 20, 2008. He was born on May 26, 1917 in Green Bay to the late Frank and Louise (Lathauer) Van Bellinger. He married the former Dorothy Van Beek on Jan. 25, 1941 at St. Philip Catholic Church, and recently celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary. Ray left school at an early age to help his father on the family farm. For many years the Van Bellinger family operated the pony rides at Bay Beach. Ray served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1942-1945. He retired from Straubel Paper Co. after 40 years of employment. Ray enjoyed going to their place up North. He also enjoyed gardening and time spent outdoors. Family and friends were very important to him as was his faith. Ray especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; five children: Gary (Shirley) Van Bellinger; Vicki (Dean) De Main; Pat (John) Brunner; Dan (Betty) Van Bellinger; Mark (Barb) Van Bellinger; twelve grandchildren: Scott (Aimee) Van Bellinger; Chad Van Bellinger; Heather (Darrell) Wesner; Jessica (Jeremy) Schoonover; Amy Geurts; Erik (Erika) Berendsen; Jennifer (Jeremy) Bartell; Jaclyn (Steve) Schechinger; Kristi Van Bellinger; Kurt Van Bellinger; Maggie Van Bellinger; Tracey Van Bellinger; and further survived by fifteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Sam Nooyen and Arnie (Barb) Van Beek; sisters-in-law, Pat (Mike) Matzke; and Geraldine Gauthier. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter (June) Van Bellinger; Gordon (Adris) Van Bellinger; his infant sister, Mildred; sister-in-law, Lola Nooyen; brother-in-law, Clifford Gauthier; and brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Mary Ann Van Beek. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. V.F.W. Post 9677 Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Parish wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Van Bellinger family at www.prokowall.com. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Bornemann and Unity Hospice.

Evening Services: Friday Feb 22, 2008, 6:30 pm VFW Memorial Service at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Evening Services: Friday Feb 22, 2008, 7 pm Parish Wake Service at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Friday Feb 22, 2008, 4 to 8 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: Saturday Feb 23, 2008, 10:30 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Visitation: Saturday Feb 23, 2008, 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church

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