REMEMBERING

Raymond M. Larson Jr.

1929

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2023

Raymond (Ray) M. Larson Jr., 94 of Hobart, was called home by our Lord and Savior on Friday, July 7, 2023 peacefully with his wife, Delores by his side.

Ray was born on May 4, 1929 in Gary, IN to Raymond and Loretta Larson. On October 29, 1950 in Crown Point, IN, he married Delores (Dee) Ann Hulse who survives. Also surviving are his children: his daughter, Laura (Larson) Charlson, of La Porte, son: Jeffrey Larson, of Hobart, daughter: Gayle (Tony) Lee, of Valparaiso, and son: Blake (Tori) Larson, of LaPlata, MO; 17 grandchildren: Jessica, Candy, Karley, Zak, Kortney, Corben, Kyle, Naomi, Hannah, Kirk, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ben, Elaine, Olivia, Rachel and Rebekah; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; Brother, Ralph Larson; sisters, Sylvia Graham and Bess Megremis; and many Nieces and Nephews.

Ray was proceeded in death by his parents; his daughter, Barb; sisters: Betty Izynski and Phyllis Barankiewicz; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ray proudly served in the Air Force for four years. He was a Master Carpenter for 70+ years of Local #1005 and co-partnered with his wife in Del-Ray Arts. Ray was a member of Christ Community Church (where he built the entire East wing) for 30 years. Ray was all around Sportsman in his Graduating class. He was a coach for Little League and Biddy Basketball, and also helped with his wife’s softball team. Ray enjoyed singing, dancing, food, building all things, all sports, participating in his church and spending time with his wife, Delores of 72 years.

Ray lived a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L life, and will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart, IN on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Funeral services to follow. Per Ray’s request, please do not send flowers or any donations. Instead, take your loved one(s) out to dinner.

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Marlene Christie
Marlene Christie
7 months ago

When I was on stage during praise and worship time, I could always hear Ray singing. He loved to clap his hands to the music and sing. He always had a big smile on his face, and of course, I’ll never forget how Ray always said,
“It’s B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!” (about everything). Ray had a spirit about him that was larger than life, which he most certainly would say was the Holy Spirit! I’m so blessed to have known Ray and I will miss him, but we’ll meet again someday in heaven.

Cynthia Ayres
Cynthia Ayres
7 months ago

I remember meeting Ray and Dolores years ago at the Little White Church on the hill as they were my nieces in-laws. What kind beautiful people of God they were and are. I both mourn and celebrate with the family for Rays passing. He is now in his forever home with Jesus and all of us who know him will see him again. Thank you for his life Lord to you be the glory!🔥 God bless all! ❤️

Vernita Brooks
Vernita Brooks
7 months ago

Ray was a nice man, always had a kind word and a warm smile for me on Sunday. My sincere condolences to Dee and the family on his passing.
Vernita Brooks

Debi (Ayers)Beamon
Debi (Ayers)Beamon
7 months ago

I always remember Ray with a smile!!Like he didn’t have a care in the world!!Was a very gentle and kind soul!!He will be deeply missed by many!!He is in God’s hands now!!RIP

Visitation Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Date:

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Time:

11:00

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01:00

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory

Date:

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Time:

01:00

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N/A

Officiator:

No officiator information available.

Note:

No additional service notes.

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