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Ray A. Stuckemeyer

December 30, 1947 - July 3, 2021

Ray A. Stuckemeyer Ray A. Stuckemeyer
  • Funeral
  • August 21, 2021 | 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.
  • Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve
    9N420 Crawford Road
    Elgin, Illinois 60124
  • Burial Location
    Private

Ray A. Stuckemeyer, age 73, of Rural Burlington, Illinois, passed away July 3, 2021 after a long fight with heart disease and cancer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Norbert and Eleanor Stuckemeyer, the eldest of seven siblings. Although being born in Chicago, at an early age his family moved to the Burlington area where Ray met his future wife. Ray graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973. Ray enjoyed solitary pursuits and gardening gave him much satisfaction.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Barbara; two daughters, Amanda Stuckemeyer and Anna (Dave) Keehler; two grandchildren, Victoria Keehler and Eden Keehler; brother and best friend Roy (Julie) Stuckemeyer; sister Pamela (Michael) Davis; brothers, Dale Stuckemeyer and Kurt Stuckemeyer; aunt Dolores (George) Steinhardt; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Rhonda (Tom) Nielson and Karla Beeson, and son-in-law Curt Sunderlage.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve, 9N420 Crawford Road, Elgin, Illinois 60124. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by August 12th. Text or call Anna 630-673-1204. If you’d like to wear orange, that was Ray’s Favorite color.

Contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to: METAvivor (metastatic breast cancer support), metavivor.org or the American Heart Association.

 

Condolences


Nancy & Bob Rodriguez from Orlando, FL

"Bob and I wish you all our deepest and heartfelt condolences at this very difficult and sad time. Words cannot express it, so I won’t try. Please know we are here, sitting with you all in this. May the peace that passes all understanding be yours. Love always, Bob & Nancy"


Lisa Buker from Elgin…Dr. Ford’s Office , IL

"I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing and wanted you to know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Barb, Amanda, Anna, Dave, and the girls are all part of my long standing dental family. I miss you all and you have my deepest sympathy. Stay strong. God loves you! Love, Lisa"


Art Muirhead from Clifton, VA

"Ray and I and a few other of the usual suspects hung out together in high school before hanging out had even been invented. I'm sorry that I only got to see him a couple of times in the last few years, but it was fun getting together at our 50th reunion back in 2016 -- same old Ray, solid as a rock. I will miss him and cherish his memory, as will many others. Sincere condolences, Art"


Pam (Meyers) Michel from Elgin, IL

"Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of your Dad. Amanda and Anna, my heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May time help you heal and bring you peace. Amanda, I was one of your teachers at Lily Lake School and I had Joanne and Donna, your cousins, in class too. May God bless your Dad and your family."


Rachel & Glenn Hofer (Ramm) from Lindenwood, IL., IL

"Our deepest condolences on Ray's passing. My memories of Ray go back to when I was a small child, always such a large yet Very kind presence in our rural/farming community. The picture you selected so reflects Ray. Our prayers are with Barb, Anna, and Amanda, and family. Rachel & Glenn Hofer (Ramm)."


Donald H Rasmussen from DeKalb, IL

"Ray was a wonderful friend to me and to my family. He was someone I could count on for support and good advice. I will miss him. My condolences to all of the family."


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