Charles W. Ray

Born: Mon., Sep. 7, 1925
Died: Tue., Dec. 28, 2010


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 30, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 31, 2010

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 Charles W. Ray

September 7, 1925 – December 28, 2010



Charles W. Ray, 85, of South Bend passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Morningcrest Nursing Home.  Charles was born September 7, 1925 in South Bend to the late Reba (Willard) and Charles J. Ray and was a lifetime area resident.  On May 23, 1947 in South Bend he married Barbara Johnson Ray who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Ritchie (Dale) of Marcellus, MI and Kathryn LaMarche (Joseph) of Valparaiso, IN; four grandchildren, Erin and Noelle Maure of Mishawaka, IN, Ryan Maure (Jennifer) of Granger, IN, and Heather Newman (Dax) of Mt. Vernon, IN; and five great-grandchildren, Paxton, Eric, Morgan, Madison, and Mariah.  Charles attended Central High School until enlisting in the US Navy in 1945.  Upon his discharge from the Navy, Charles completed his high school education.  During his career Charles was employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad, Studebaker Corporation, and as a Supervisor of Quality Control at AM General Corporation from where he retired.  He was a member of the former South Bend Lodge #294 F & AM and Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 31st in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St.  Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends today, December 30th from 4 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may send e-mail condolences to  

Charitable donations may be made in Charles's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
601 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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