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.