Raymond Mutchler (1940-2013)

Raymond Mutchler

Raymond Lee Mutchler, 73, died Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family following an acute form of Lymphoma. He leaves his wife of 9 years, Joan (Bostetter) Mutchler; his sons, Rick (Rhonda) & Todd (Beth) Mutchler. step-children Amy (Gene) Corrigan, Joe (Kelly) Bostetter & Rachel (Terry) Thuemling.  Ray was dearly loved by his grandchildren Amber (Will), Michelle (James), Nicole (Jason), Jessica (Randy), Jennifer (Michael), Hunter, Ethan, Kiara, Esme and Isla; his great-grandchildren Ryan, Brandon, Danica, Delilah, Brenya, Tristan, Rhys, Madisyn, Mason & Mia, many close friends & dear neighbors from Prairie Lake Estates.

Ray was born and raised in Kenosha, WI, the son of the late Walter and Gina (Hillesland) Mutchler.  He was the youngest of 7 brothers: Gene (Leila), Wayne (the late Helen), Jerome, & Wally (Sally).  Their brothers, Lonnie, died as a young boy and Larry as an infant.  He met Donna (Anderson) while at Mary D. Bradford High School and was married Dec. 7, 1957.  They raised two sons together, and were married for 47 years.  After they retired, they built a home with a beautiful lake view at Prairie Lake Estates.  Donna passed away in Sep. 2002.

Ray was a man of influence and purpose and spent his entire life working in and giving back to the community.  He coached CYC basketball and football, was a member of Kenasha & North Shore Rod Clubs.  Ray retired as Supervisor of Maintenance from American Motors in 1988 and spent much of his retirement with Rick on the golf course and was a partner with him at Rick’s Legends Bar & Restaurant.

While at Bradford’s 45th high school reunion, he met Joan (Kopesky) Bostetter.  They were married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Aug. 2004.

A memorial service will be held Thursday Sep. 26 at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 10am – noon.  The memorial service starts at 12:00.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Thoughts for Raymond Mutchler (1940-2013);

  • Michael Lee Kelly says:

    My heart goes out to all who knew and Loved Ray. I thank God that his suffering is over. May he rest in peace.

    The Mutchler family where among the first people I met upon moving into the City of Kenosha from Kenosha County. It was the mid-1960’s and a much simpler time.

    Ricky and Todd soon became fast friends and fellow students at Sunnyside Elementary. Rick and I have kept in touch ever since. When I first met Ray and Donna, I was in complete awe of them. They were some of the coolest people I had ever met.

    Ray (Mr Mutchler) as he was known to all the kids, was a big man, but his heart and compassion were even larger than his stature. It has been said that; so long as a man is remembered he is not truly gone. If that be true, Ray (Mr Mutchler) will be with us for a very long time indeed.

    • Rick I just herd that your father passed away. Im so sorry to here that.I thought that he was doing so good.Its hard to watch your mother or father get sick . love you Karen Reau

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