Raymond J. Okulski

December 13, 1926 - October 20, 2016
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Raymond J. Okulski, 89, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 20, 2016 in his daughter’s home. Ray was born December 13, 1926 in Chicago, IL, son of Joseph and Stephanie (Hibiski) Okulski. He married the love of his life, Irene Lenz, in November of 1955. Ray was the owner and operator of Town Trucking for more than 50 years. He was a very talented musician, who exceled in playing the trumpet, harmonica, guitar and the drums. Ray was an excellent joke teller, who loved to get a laugh out of everyone. In his younger years, he loved dancing, especially the polka. Ray was a lifetime member of the Chicago Musicians Union.

Ray is loved and missed by his children, William (Larisa Lenz) Okulski of Schaumburg; and Barbara (Dave) LeRoy of Belvidere; grandson, Matthew (Jennifer) Moran of Belvidere; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Callie Moran of Belvidere; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Irene, and five siblings.

Per Ray’s request, cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Per Ray’s request, cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date


 

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Born: December 13, 1926
 
August 6, 1948
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August 6, 1948
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Ray w Car
 
June 15, 1958
Ray’s Boat
 
June 15, 1958
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June 15, 1958
Ray’s Boat
Ray’s Boat
 
June 15, 1958
Ray and Son Boating
Ray and Son Boating
 
December 18, 2013
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December 18, 2013
Christmas 2013
 
December 18, 2013
Christmas 2013
Christmas 2013
 
June 10, 2014
Ray and The Kids
Ray and The Kids
 
June 10, 2014
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Ray and The Kids
 
June 10, 2014
Ray and Callie
Ray and Callie
Died: October 20, 2016

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William Okulski posted on 10/21/16

Our Dearest Dad, We Are Praying For You. You Will Always Be Loved And Missed.

 

Liz Venhuizen posted on 10/22/16

Thinking of you as you are missing your dad.

 

Liz Venhuizen posted on 10/22/16

Thinking of you as you will miss your dad.

 

ARLENE PELLERINO posted on 10/22/16

We will miss you Uncle Ray, my moms little brother. You were always a hoot with your one liners and jaunty walk. I remember playing your drums in your moms attic. We prayed together and I know you are in heaven. God bless the family.

 

Mark O Donnell posted on 10/23/16

First of all let me give my condolences to the Okulski family . I met Ray back in 1978, working as a part time mechanic for Town Trucking. I never met a person that had endless drive and energy like Ray, I don't think I ever saw him without a cup of coffee,.we didn't always agree on issues but I respected him he was my mentor on welding and other things that we worked on and gave me my start in Trucking.I learned many skills from him and will always remember that gift .My wife and myself have said our prayers, and shed our tears for the Family. He is in good hands now, God be with you all

 

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