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Raymond “Ray” F. Rajkowski, 82

Raymond “Ray” F. Rajkowski, 82, of Stevens Point, passed away Monday afternoon at Whispering Pines with his loving family by his side.

Ray was born September 30, 1941, in Stevens Point, to the late Felix and Faustina (Peskie) Rajkowski. He married Germaine “Geri” Sniadajewski on May 4, 1963, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. After their marriage, the couple settled in Stevens Point. Ray worked as a truck mechanic for Valley Trucking and Leasing for many years until his retirement in 2002.

In his free time, Ray enjoyed hunting, camping, gardening, woodworking, and restoring old cars. He also loved Polka music and dancing, aspired to learn to play the concertina, and made the best refrigerator pickles.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Germaine “Geri”; their children, Lynn (Mitch) Evenson of Menomonie, WI, LeAnn (Russ) Howard of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Kristin (Scott) Boyer of Stevens Point; five grandchildren, Gwen (Adam) Larson, Megan (Mike) Jacoby, Lauren Howard, Brittney (Kevin) Buckenberger, and Amber Boyer; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Bernard Rajkowski of Stevens Point and Felix (Diane) Rajkowski of Appleton, Wis.; one sister, Ann Marie (David) Hughes of Rockford, Ill.; and a special brother-in-law, Robert Steinke of Stevens Point.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Ashley Evenson, one great-grandchild, one sister, Loretta Steinke, and a sister-in-law, Linda Rajkowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2024, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bronislava Church until the time of the Mass. Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Ray’s name will be established at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Whispering Pines and the Lodge of Whispering Pines for their kindness and care shown to Ray, with special thanks to Lindsay, the CNA who worked with Ray, and to Interim Hospice Home Care for their gentle care and guidance during his battle with corticobasal degeneration.