Lamrouex, Raymond D. (Ray), Zilwaukee, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center. Age78 years. The son of the late R.D. and Helen (Thom) Lamrouex, Ray was born on September 2, 1932 in Henderson, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Ray married Natalie Bauer, his loving wife of 56 years, on September 18, 1954. She survives him. He was employed at Saginaw Steering Gear for 30 years until his retirement in 1988 and was a member of U.A.W. Local #699. Ray was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Zilwaukee. He enjoyed sports especially softball and golf. Surviving besides his wife Natalie are two daughters and one son, Brenda and Randy Holtz, Saginaw; Rhonda and Mark Santry, Morrisville, North Carolina; Raymond D. Lamrouex, Jr., Lansing; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters and one brother, Kathleen Sutter, Marlene MacEachin, Sharon and Sonny Gnatkowski, Keith and Sandy Lamrouex; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law including a special sister-in-law, Helen Sharpe; many nieces and nephews; an aunt, Lucille Lamrouex; many dear friends including Ron Dupuis. Ray was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Anne Lamrouex, a sister and brother-in-law, Lola and John Bussinger, and by Ray’s brothers-in-law, Ken Sutter and Jack MacEachin. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 318 S. Franklin St. in Zilwaukee. Pastor Marcus Manthey will officiate. Interment will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens where military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John Lutheran Church in Zilwaukee on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or St. John Lutheran Church.