Ivan Ray

Ivan B. Ray (1928-2013)

Ivan B. Ray, age 85, a resident of Kenosha, passed away on October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Home and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on February 7, 1928 in Waukegan IL to Ivan and Mary (Czarneski) Ray Sr. Ivan served in the United States Army and on May 12, 1955 he married Lucille Garramone.

Ivan worked as a custodian for the Kenosha Unified School District. He worked hard and cherished the time he was able to spend with his family. Ivan and Lucille loved to travel, spending time in Ireland, in Spain and in Hawaii on 16 different trips. He loved golfing and was a very social person who enjoyed dancing, dining out and a good celebration.

Ivan is survived by his two sons Kyle (Linda) Ray and Kristopher Ray both of Kenosha, three grandsons Justin Ray, Morgan Ray and Jason Karls and one great grandson Jacob Jepson.

Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucille in 2006 and a son Kurt Ray.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 19, 2013 at Kemper Center Founders Hall (6501-3rd Ave.) at 11:00AM. Visitation with the family will take place from 9:30AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Priti Patel for her sincerity and professionalism as well as her compassionate care of Ivan.


  1. Sending sympathy your way. I met your dad at Lincoln El. and recently chatted with him at Festival Foods. We often visited as he worked and connected probably because my dad’s name is also Ivan. I also purchased some furniture when your grandma passed away. So I’ll always have a memory of your dad. Take care of yourselves. Wish I could be there today.

  2. Kyle and Kris,

    My deepest sympathy to both of you. Unfortunately, I had been out of town and missed paying my respects. I know how hard it is to loose a parent. Stay close to one another…life is very short. Family is amazing at times when we least expect it.

    Love to you and your families,

  3. Dear Kyle and Kris,

    So sorry to hear about your father.
    Sincerely, Bruce

  4. I’m sorry for your lost. I took care of Ivan for two days at kenosha hospital as a student. I warmed up to him so quickly. He was such a sweetheart and was always positive. Sending sympathy your way. xo


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