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Ray Juncewski, 86

Raymond Harry Juncewski, age 86, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

He was born May 15, 1930, in Silver Lake, the son of Steven and Irene (Bugnon) Juncewski.

Ray started farming in 1951, and continued until the time of his passing. He loved driving truck, and transported many things including, corn silage, garbage, milk, and beer.

Raymond and Josephine (Kaczmarek) were united in holy marriage Jan. 17, 1951, at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The two were blessed with three children.

Ray was a lifelong member of the Catholic church in Silver Lake, and he was a past member of Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed farming and driving truck, playing Polish poker, and polka dancing; and he was a sales barn junkie.

Ray was a kind-hearted, caring husband, father, and grandfather; and was loved by many people.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Irene Juncewski; sons-in-law, Phillip Reimer, and John Campbell; and siblings Lucinda Pilarski, and Felix Juncewski.

Ray is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Josephine Juncewski; children, Kathy (Jim) Ramthun, LuAnn (Larry) Williamson, and Roger (Donna) Juncewski; grandchildren Carrie (John) LePage, Amy (Wyatt) Shaw, Paul Campbell, Jenny (Matthew) Jerome, Michele Juncewski, Ashley (Chad) Gapinski, and Michael (Kristina) Juncewski; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Clarence (Anne) Juncewski, and Aggie (Louie) Wawrzyniak; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

There was a time of gathering Thursday, Jan. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family; www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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