Raymond J. Charlier, 83, of De Pere, passed away on July 8, 2012. He was born on November 29, 1928 in Sugar Bush to the late Louis and Mary (De Grand) Charlier. For the last 20 years of Ray's working career, he was employed by UWGB, retiring on January 18, 1989.
Survivors include his many nieces, nephews, friends and a special friend, Amber Felechlin.
He was preceded in death by a special friend, Msgr. Richard Maufort; his parents; three sisters and brothers-in-law Agnes and Edward Gomand, Alice and Loddie Cisler and Doris and Clarence Baierl; two brothers and sisters-in-law Louis and Emma Charlier and Clarence Charlier; his first wife, Clara and his second wife, Marion.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ted Tromble officiating. Online condolences may expressed at www.prokowall.com.
Thank you to Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Rennes Health Center for all their care and concern.
(Obituary published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 11, 2012; reprinted with permission from Kevin Corrado, president and publisher, Green Bay Press-Gazette.)
Online tributes to Ray Charlier
I remember Ray as a kind and gentle man, easy to talk with and always helpful.
Ken Fleurant (Professor Emeritus, Humanistic Studies)
When I saw the name Ray Charlier in the obituary page this morning, a picture of Ray’s face came to my mind immediately. It did so, I think, because Ray’s kind-hearted and pleasant personality was so memorable. He always went out of his way to be helpful and completed whatever task was at hand with a smile on his face. I was surprised when I saw that he retired from UWGB as long ago as 1989.
Bob Wenger (Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences)
I want to second/third/whatever Bob's and Ken's comments re Ray and doubly so. He was a good man in all sorts of ways during many many "chores, strange needs, etc" of the early UWGB days. And Bob, I had forgotten that he had retired 3 years before me -- I keep seeing him as young (which tends to happen!)
Jack Frisch (Professor Emeritus, Theatre)
I too have fond memories of my encounters with Ray. It would be nice if our collective reflections on Ray could somehow make their way to his family. I'm sure they would be pleased to know that he had such a lasting effect on those he worked with. Alternatively, there is a "guest book" available in his on-line obituary in the Press Gazette where you, individually, could leave a message.
Curt Heuer (Professor Emeritus, Art)
It is amazing the impact Ray had on many of us while working at UWGB. He was always gracious regardless of the importance of a key request at any time. His cheerful smile and pleasant disposition was always appreciated by many who knew him and had requested his services. I agree with Curt Heuer, perhaps the family could receive a copy of the tributes for Ray.
Robert Bauer, (Dean Emertus, Professional Studies and Outreach)
Services held for former staff member Ray Charlier
(Published July 12, 2012, Log newsletter, UW-Green Bay)
Funeral services were held Thursday in Green Bay for Raymond J. Charlier, 83, who passed away July 8. Charlier was employed by UW-Green Bay for two decades before his retirement in January 1989. Among his specialties was cheerfullyopening doors for others — he was a longtime locksmith with Facilities Management. A full obituary isshown above.