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Raymond Norman Blaubach

January 12, 1927 — April 4, 2023

Waus

 

Raymond Norman Blaubach, age 96, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.                  

He was born January 12, 1927 on the home farm in Spencer, WI, son of the late Frederick and Rachel (Buhrow) Blaubach. Raymond married Patricia Steidtman of Wausau, WI on November 30, 1957 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wausau.  

At age 14, Ray and brother Alvin went to work on another farm in the Town of Easton.  At age 18 went to Minnesota Barber School, and served a 3 year apprenticeship.  Worked for Steenberg Construction, MN and then was drafted into the U.S. Army serving in Korea as a Master Barber, cutting many top military personnel including Dwight D. Eisenhower and General MacArthur. Upon returning home, he owned and operated many numerous area barbershops. Also, worked at Wausau Homes, Wergin Construction, fed buffalo and sawed wood for Chuck Kolbe, Mountain Valley Greenhouse and in maintenance. Also, he was a crossing guard for 11 years, retiring in his late 80’s.

During his free time he enjoyed working in the woods, Christmas tree farming, gardening, 4-H, fairs, auctions, horse pulls and horse shows. Also, traveling, including Hodag, Branson, MO and listening to country music.  He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Ray is survived by Son: Wade Blaubach, Granddaughter: Jenny Kuhlman, Sisters-in-law: Betty (Calvin) Patterson, Eldine Blaubach, brother-in-law:  Gerald (Jeannie) Steidtman,  and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Wife:  Patricia, Feb. 9, 2023.  Children: Kim Blaubach and Tamara Blaubach.  Great-Grandchild: Madison Sue Kuhlman. Brothers and sisters:  Eleanora (Delbert) Schade,  Violinda Limberg, George (Dorothy) Blaubach, Daniel (Verna) Blaubach, Elroy Blaubach, Lillian (Clarence) Wenzel, Alvin Blaubach, Ernest (Carol) Blaubach, and many other relatives.

Pallbearers:  Harvey Blaubach, David Blaubach, Duane Blaubach, Kenny Blaubach, LaVern Schade and Dave Hahn.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Dr. Wausau, WI.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM at the church, with Pastor Eric Hauan officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau, WI.

 

In lieu of flowers please direct memorials in memory of Raymond Blaubach to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.  

 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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