Obituaries

Raymond "Ray" J. VandenHouten Jr.

By McMahon Funeral Home

 

Raymond “Ray” J. VandenHouten Jr., 81, Dyckesville, died on Sunday evening with his family at his side, November 25, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. He was born in Kewaunee County on August 27, 1937 to the late Raymond J. VandenHouten Sr. and Helen T. (De Bauche) VandenHouten. Ray graduated from Luxemburg High School where he was a three-sport athlete, later receiving the Luxemburg-Casco School Alumni Award. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves between the years of 1955 and 1962. On August 30, 1958 he married Patricia “Pat” A. Bertrand at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. Ray began his career at Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, taking ownership in 1977 until his retirement in 2007. He was very instrumental in building the business to where it is today. Through his loyalty and generosity, he helped many others achieve business success. Ray was a member of St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. Truly a man who gave back to his community and his parish. He loved spending time with his family and was very proud of raising six sons.

 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pat, and their sons, Mark (Deborah) VandenHouten, Hobart; Craig (Christine) VandenHouten, Green Bay; Randy (Christine) VandenHouten, Grafton; Chris (Brenda) VandenHouten, Luxemburg; Eric (Michele) VandenHouten, New Franken; Kurt (Marci) VandenHouten, Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Madeline (Brendan McCoy), Molly, Jason, Kelsey, Alex, Chloe, Erica (Cory Schmidt), Lauren, Chad, Josh, Emily, Lydia, Abby, Ty, Riley, Delaney, Carson; two sisters in law, Jan VandenHouten, Casco; Ann VandenHouten, Luxemburg; sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews further survive.

 

Ray was preceded in death by one infant son, Joseph; two brothers, Wayne and Jim VandenHouten.

 

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville, 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Closing parish prayer service with Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11:00 am on Friday, with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating and Pat Ratajczak assisting. Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the VandenHouten Family. www.mcmahonfh.com

 

We are very grateful for the staff of St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion during the difficult time.

 

In Lieu of flowers and other tributes, several memorial funds will be established in the name of Ray VandenHouten.

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