RAYMOND L. OESTREICH, age 95, of Marshfield, formerly of Loyal, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023 at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield with loving family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate, and burial will follow in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Bauer, Blake Bauer, Jace Prior, Greg Oestreich, Gordon Noeldner, and Perry Abel.
Raymond Lynn Oestreich was born in Marshfield on December 21, 1927 to Alfred R.and Alvina A. (Lucht) Oestreich. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in Loyal area schools, graduating from Loyal High School. He continued to live on the family farm, and on September 11, 1954, Ray was united in marriage to Marie E. Noeldner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal and together they farmed and raised several thousand chickens. The farm was a stop off place for many neighbors, friends, and relatives who loved to come and visit and enjoy good food and conversation and listen to Ray’s humor. No matter where their home was, these traditions moved with them. Ray began work with the US Postal Service as a mail carrier, retiring after 19 years. During that time, the farm was sold and a new home built in 1977. After retiring, Ray was a volunteer driver for Clark County. He bowled with the Mixed Couples League at the Loyal Bowling Alley and was part of a dartball league for many years. He and Marie enjoyed traveling taking many trips by bus and train.
Ray was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church where his faith in God was instilled and remained a very important part of his life.
He is survived by one daughter: Rhonda (Ed) Bauer of Greenwood; three grandchildren: Eric (Tracy) Bauer of Loyal, Cara Prior of Loyal, and Blake (Dani Benz) Bauer of Spencer; four great-grandchildren: Jace, Laila, Jaxton, and Lydia; three sisters-in-law: Joan Newberry, Jeanette (Gary) Oswald, Carolyn (Archie, Jr.) Vanderhoof, all of Marshfield; two brothers-in-law: Larry (Barb) Noeldner of Marshfield and Duane Noeldner of Loyal; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie, on February 21, 2022; his sister, Mildred (Herman) Stange; his brother, Elmer (Lenora) Oestreich; and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth and William Noeldner.
Special thank you to Stoney River Assisted Living Staff and Residents and Breanna and Lynn with St. Croix Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Loyal.
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Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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