Raymond Lee Wery

WILSON – Raymond Lee Wery, 72, former Wilson resident, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday May 11, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.

He was born Nov. 9, 1940, in Wilson, and was the son of Roy and Dorothy (DeGrave) Wery. Ray grew up in Wilson and worked with his father in the family business Roy Wery and Sons Forest Products.

He married the former Marlene Dietrich on July 2, 1961 in Wilson. In 1962, Ray and Marlene moved to Milwaukee, and Ray was employed with Delak Brothers Construction and later with Rock Contractors doing masonry work for the water and sewer department for the City of Milwaukee. He retired in 1986. Ray was a member of the Local Union No. 113 Labor International Union of North America.

Ray worked hard and played hard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and discussing politics.

He was a proud American and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Raymond Lee Wery is survived by: wife, Marlene; two daughters, Tammy (Greg) Emmer of Green Bay, Wis.; Melissa (Peter) Moran of Wilson; two sons, Mark (Tanya) Wery of Ripon, Wis., Brian (Mary Brown-Wery) Wery of Fredricksburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Cassandra, Sarah, Tarra, Rebecca, Whitney, Zachary, Chase and Garison; seven great-grandchildren; seven beloved sisters and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, three sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Raymond Lee Wery will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Judy Kincaid officiating.

Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.