Raymond “Ray” F. Rhode

Resided in Wilson (Gourley Twp.), Michigan
Died January 28th, 2019

Raymond “Ray” F. Rhode, 82 of Wilson (Gourley Twp.) passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.

Ray was born in Gourley Twp. on January 30, 1936, son of Florian and Dagmar (Erickson) Rhode.

He attended Jasper School and Carney Nadeau School.

Ray worked with his father in the woods, cutting pulp and running a saw mill.  He also worked for Harold Mack saw mill, the Peterson Brothers chip mill and Robinson Furniture.  He retired in October of 1989.

He enjoyed visiting with family and friends at the family farm.

Among survivors are his siblings, Bernice Simonetti, Gerald Rhode, Allen Rhode, Betty Waldo, and Blaine Rhode; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Sally Rhode, Robert Rhode,  Clifford Rhode, Howard Rhode, Floyd Rhode; and step brother, Florian Rhode.

The visitation will be held at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. (CST) with the funeral service to follow at 4 p.m.

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