Raymond G. Zimdars, passed away Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the age of 87 years. He was born on June 10, 1931 in the Town of Trenton to Arthur and Louisa (nee Unger) Zimdars. Ray was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict from July 1951-April 1953 in the 32nd Infantry, Company G and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Star Campaign attachments, National Defense Service Metal, and United Nation’s Service Award.
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On September 3, 1975, Ray married Rosemary Sauer in Waukegan, Illinois. Ray retired from Tecumseh Products in Grafton after 35 years, was Lifetime Member of the Newburg Sportsman Club and former member of the Newburg Fire Department.
His passions were fishing, hunting, trap shooting, an avid bowler, loved to play cards, especially Cribbage and Sheepshead, his trips to the casino, but loved to spend time with his family and friends.
Ray is survived by his wife Rosemary, his children; Gail (Jerry) Keller, Allen (Diane) Zimdars, step-children; Wayne Flint, Susan Schneider, Cheryl (Curt) Hamlin, 10 grandchildren; Jason (Jolene) Hendrikse, Scott (Sara) Zimdars, David Flint, Victoria Kennedy, Amanda, Nicole and Stefanie Schneider, Austin Richter, Bryce and Morgan Hamlin, 8 great-grandchildren, sisters in law; Delores, Ruth and Debbie Sauer, Marion Lemke and Helen (James) Charlton, nieces, nephews, his first wife Kathryn Wester other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, son Charles, sister Mabel and brother-in-law Cliff Kuhaupt and their son David, son-in-law Paul Richter and 3 brothers-in-law; Edmund, Roman and Frank Sauer.
A Funeral Service for Ray will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday January 13th at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise). Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday January 13th from 1:00pm until time of service. Full Military Honors to follow.
The family would like to thank Katie and Amy and staff at Copper Leaf in Ripon for all their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and will be designated for a cause later on.