Raymond Mealey, 84Raymond McLain Mealey, age 84, died on March 31 at the St. Croix Health Center.
Raymond McLain Mealey, age 84, died on March 31 at the St. Croix Health Center.
He was born on July 21, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn., to Raymond Mealey Sr. and Margaret (Paul) Mealey. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Evelyn Mealey; sister June Nelson; and his son-in-law Marshall Hepner.
On Nov. 23, 1946, he was married to LaVerne Parent at St. Anne's Church in Somerset, Wis. After proudly serving his country in the Army Air Force, he worked at Andersen Windows for several years and later retired as an ADOA counselor from the St. Croix Health Center.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 65 years, LaVerne; sons, Dan (Char), Scott (Deb), Brian (Liz); daughters, Bonnie Hepner, Brenda (Jerry) Forrest; brother, Jerome (Lucille); sister Gloria (Norm) Fougner; also 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Somerset. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment St. Anne's Cemetery. Ray's pallbearers were his grandsons, Matt Mealey, Chris Mealey, Marshall Hepner Jr., Luke Forrest, Tim Trautmiller, Del Deatherage, and granddaughter, Tracy Phernetton. Honorary pallbearers: Steve Casey, Roger Olson, Barney Krattley, Kirk Hexum, Dave Klecewski, Daryl Moe, John Koonce. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Military honors provided by the Somerset American Legion Post 111.
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