Raphael "Ray" Watermolen
Born in Green Bay, WI on Oct 18, 1929
Died on Mar 15, 2017 and resided in Green Bay, WI
Raphael “Ray” Watermolen, 87, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Ray was born in Green Bay on October 18, 1929, to the late Felix and Barbara (Verheyden) Watermolen. On October 23, 1954, he married the love of his life, Jeanette Pichette, and they shared 62 years together. Ray worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed many outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and gardening; along with his love for woodworking. Ray was a family man, cherishing the time he got to spend with his grandchildren and family.
Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette; their children, Renee (Casey) John, Pittsville, Mark (Tina) Watermolen, De Pere, Mike (special friend Lori), Green Bay, Mary (Pat) VandenHeuvel, De Pere, Ann (Andy) Krysiak, Green Bay, and Paulette (Bob) Mach; grandchildren, Alyssa (Mark) Loveland, Rachael, Mariah, and Austin John, Carlie and Kayla Watermolen, Nathan and Bailey Watermolen, Bryce and Conner VandenHeuvel, Zach, Ben, Madalyn, and Megan Krysiak, and Alexandra and Samantha Mach. He is further survived by his great-grandchildren, Louisa and Tessa Loveland; brother, Eugene Watermolen; sisters-in-law, Ruby Pichette, and Rosie Pichette; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin and Francis; sister, Doris; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elroy, Katie, Clifford, Edward, Raymond, Margaret, and Thomas.
Friends may gather at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Sunday, March 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria Street, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Rev. William Hoffman will preside. Burial will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bellin Home Health, and to Sr. Helen Keyzer for all the care and support they have given to Ray and the family.
Visitation: Sunday Mar 19, 2017, 4-7pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home
Funeral Mass: Monday Mar 20, 2017, 11am at St. Philip the Apostle
Visitation: Monday Mar 20, 2017, 10-11am at St. Philip the Apostle
Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Shawn Kamke
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