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Raymond L. Wallensack Obituary

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Raymond Lawrence Wallensack, 95, born September 5, 1928, he passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord on February 22, 2024. Beloved husband of the late Mary C. (nee Barry) Wallensack; loving father of Kitty (Bruce) Weaver, Sheila (Steve) Sutherland, Mary Patricia (Michael) Klueber, and Timothy (Kathleen) Wallensack; proud grandfather of Kristen, Meghan, Colleen, Elizabeth, Alex, Andrew, Michael, Sarah, Samantha, and great-grandfather of Simon, Miles, and Bridget.

Ray’s life is best remembered by his endless devotion to his family, his faith and his business career.

After serving his country overseas in the Army during The Korean War, he came home and his life changed forever when he met his wife and lifelong partner, Mary. During their 53-year marriage, Ray and Mary raised their four children — Kitty, Sheila, Mary Pat and Tim — in Wheaton, always with the love, commitment and faith that grew from their dedication to each other.

Ray’s business career was characterized by his tireless work ethic rising from a “peddler” (Ray’s words) to the top executive ranks of Westlake Press.

Ray was a legendary storyteller often entertaining family, friends, business associates and sometimes perfect strangers with colorful renditions of his life. His humor and wit endeared him to many.

Visitation Saturday March 2, 2024, from 9-11 a.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. Interment St. Michael Cemetery Wheaton, IL. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to Interfaith Food Pantry 345 S. President St., Carol Stream, IL 60188. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.

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