Raymond M. Visser, 94, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Ray was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Sheboygan Falls, son of Robert C. and Anna (Henning) Visser. He graduated as class president in 1936 from Sheboygan Falls High School.

Ray served with the 348th Station Hospital in the U.S. Army from 1942-46.

On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Wanda Victoria Buivid in Port Washington. Wanda passed away Oct. 22, 1976.

Ray was employed with Kohler Co. for 38 years until his retirement in 1984.

Ray was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls, where he was a member of the parish council and the choir.

He was also a member of American Legion Post #149, the Kohler Quarter Century Club, and the Sheboygan Falls Senior Center.

Ray enjoyed gardening, reading, Army reunions, walking, and having lunch with the Beach Bunch.

Ray is survived by his two daughters, Wanda Marie Visser of Sheboygan Falls and Victoria Visser of Madison; one brother, Arthur Visser of Wauwatosa; and two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Visser of Sheboygan Falls and JoAnn Buivid of Port Washington. Ray is also survived by nieces, nephews, and his pen pal for more than 65 years, Dorothy Vandiford of Winnsboro, S.C.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Wanda; his sister, Bernice (Rueben) Lemke; and two brothers, Robert Visser and Harold Visser.

A private graveside service with military honors was held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Bob Lotz officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A memorial fund has been established in Ray’s name for Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Ray’s family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank Matt and staff at Homecare Medical and Tim at Custom Care Transport for their reliable service and easing the role of his caretaker.

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