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Raymond J Stoddard

  • Birth 14 Jul 1932 Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 10 Jan 2008 South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 23960455

Raymond J. Stoddard
July 14, 1932 - Jan. 10, 2008
MISHAWAKA - Raymond J. Stoddard, 75, of Mishawaka, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008, in Holy Cross Care & Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. Ray was born July 14, 1932, in Osceola, a son of the late Cleland and Mildred (Breden) Stoddard. He grew up in Osceola and served his country in the US Army from 1949 to 1950. On June 11, 1966, in South Bend, he married Jessie Ann Bilinski and the couple made Mishawaka their home. Ray was employed for many years at Wheelabrator-Frye in Mishawka. He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church. Ray loved fishing and was a member and past treasurer of the PNA Fishmeran's Club. He also enjoyed raising Beagles. Ray was a very devoted Chicago Cubs Fan and looked forward every year to the season starting. His family was an important part of his life and he was especially fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ray's surviving family includes his wife, Jessie; four children, Vickie Narkawicz of Mishawaka, Jim (Lisa) Grubbs of South Bend, Rae Ann (Dave) Williams of Mishawaka and Amy Paturalski of Mishawaka; a brother, Lyle "Bud" Stoddard, five sisters, Ruth Bilinski, Deloris "Dee" Ciesialka, Lois Sommerville, Jane Temple and Norma Jean Modlin; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Friends may spend time with Ray's family Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. in Thallemer, Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. Third St., Mishawaka, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., followed by a time of sharing memories. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church, 222 W. Mishawaka Ave., with Rev. Jeffery Largent officiating. Visitation is also Tuesday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Memorials may be given to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care or St. Monica Church. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. "We shall not mourn his death, rather we will celebrate his life" GO CUBBIES! Yiddy, Yiddy, Yiddy
Published in the South Bend Tribune on 1/13/2008.

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  • Created by: Janet Stoddard
  • Added: 14 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23960455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond J Stoddard (14 Jul 1932–10 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23960455, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stoddard (contributor 46966832) .