Raymond Mutchler (1940-2013)
Raymond Lee Mutchler, 73, died Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family following an acute form of Lymphoma. He leaves his wife of 9 years, Joan (Bostetter) Mutchler; his sons, Rick (Rhonda) & Todd (Beth) Mutchler. step-children Amy (Gene) Corrigan, Joe (Kelly) Bostetter & Rachel (Terry) Thuemling. Ray was dearly loved by his grandchildren Amber (Will), Michelle (James), Nicole (Jason), Jessica (Randy), Jennifer (Michael), Hunter, Ethan, Kiara, Esme and Isla; his great-grandchildren Ryan, Brandon, Danica, Delilah, Brenya, Tristan, Rhys, Madisyn, Mason & Mia, many close friends & dear neighbors from Prairie Lake Estates.
Ray was born and raised in Kenosha, WI, the son of the late Walter and Gina (Hillesland) Mutchler. He was the youngest of 7 brothers: Gene (Leila), Wayne (the late Helen), Jerome, & Wally (Sally). Their brothers, Lonnie, died as a young boy and Larry as an infant. He met Donna (Anderson) while at Mary D. Bradford High School and was married Dec. 7, 1957. They raised two sons together, and were married for 47 years. After they retired, they built a home with a beautiful lake view at Prairie Lake Estates. Donna passed away in Sep. 2002.
Ray was a man of influence and purpose and spent his entire life working in and giving back to the community. He coached CYC basketball and football, was a member of Kenasha & North Shore Rod Clubs. Ray retired as Supervisor of Maintenance from American Motors in 1988 and spent much of his retirement with Rick on the golf course and was a partner with him at Rick’s Legends Bar & Restaurant.
While at Bradford’s 45th high school reunion, he met Joan (Kopesky) Bostetter. They were married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Aug. 2004.
A memorial service will be held Thursday Sep. 26 at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 10am – noon. The memorial service starts at 12:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.