Proko Funeral Home
5111 W. 60th St.
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 654-3533

Raymond M. York

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Raymond M. York Obituary
York, Raymond M. 1929-2014. Raymond M. York, 85, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie with his family at his side. Born in Chicago, IL, on February 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose (Car) York. He was educated in the schools of Chicago and moved to Kenosha in the mid 80's. Raymond served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from February 1951 until his honorable discharge in November 1952. Drafted out of college as a music major, he served in the 7th Division Band. On February 4, 1990, he married Nancy Catherine McDonald Smith. Raymond was employed as a salesman for many years, first with U.S. Steel and he retired from Landall Paint. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Arch Bishop Messmer Assembly and 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council #973. He was a life member of the Moose Lodge, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Serra Club, American Legion Benet Lake Prayer Group and for 28 years with a local men's prayer group. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Catherine of Kenosha; three stepsons, Matthew (Barbara) Smith of Spring Grove, IL, Brian (Glena Brady) Smith of Wadsworth, IL, and David (Lesley) Smith of Pleasant Prairie; a step-daughter-in-law, Mitsu Rana Smith of Littleton, CO; and nine step-grandchildren, Codi Ann, Shae, Alex, Aanika, Katie, Nate, Breanna, Jack and Macey. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Gary Smith; and two brothers, William and Raymond's twin, Norman. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 26th, at Proko Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paris, WI, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, WI, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John the Baptist Church or the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Wisconsin would be appreciated by the family. Proko Funeral Home & Crematory 5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533 Visit Raymond's Online Memorial Book at: www.prokofuneralhome.com
Published in News Sun from May 23 to May 29, 2014
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