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Raymond L. Rodgers

November 4, 1923 — July 11, 2019

Raymond L Rodgers, 95, of Menasha passed away on July 11, 2019. Raymond was born on Nov. 4, 1923 in the Town of Larrabee, near Marion, Wisconsin to the late Steve and Clara (Putz) Rodgers.

Margaret Jane Knudson and Raymond were married in Anniston, Alabama on April 15, 1945, while he was stationed at Fort McClellan. He went on to serve his country in the Philippines as a member of the US Army. They celebrated their 74th anniversary last April.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, and eight children, John (Carol), Menomonee Falls, Robert (Bonnie), Appleton, James (Kay), Fremont, Kristine Luebke, Neenah, Karl, Pine River, Donna (Mark) Krause, Hortonville, Janet (Paul) Beck, Menasha, Joyce (Jeffrey) Christian, Neenah, 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford (Jean) and Norman, and son-in-law Donald Luebke. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lila (Polly) Rodgers, Neenah, cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

Raymond worked at Galloway Company in Neenah for 30 years in the maintenance department. At home, he loved to tinker and was a jack of all trades. Everyone brought him their broken things to fix, and he willingly got them working again. Ray was proud of his home, mowing the lawn and blowing the snow well into his 90's.

Per his wishes, there will be no funeral and his remains will be cremated. The private burial will be at Greenleaf Cemetery in Marion.

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312 Milwaukee St, Menasha, WI 54952

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