Raymond R. Waeghe, age 77, of 318 North 16th Street; Escanaba, died Wednesday afternoon, December 22nd, 2004, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba where he was a patient for the previous three weeks.
Ray was born April 27th, 1927 in Gladstone, the son of August and Fannie (Anderson) Waeghe and was raised in Kipling.
He entered the Armed Forces with the US Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946, and remained in the Navel Reserve until 1954. After Ray returned from the Navy, he married the former Jean M. Doutre on July 23rd, 1947 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba and they have made their home in Escanaba. Ray and Jean have lived at their present location in Escanaba since 1963.
In his early working years, Ray was employed at Scott Dairy in Gladstone for a brief period of time. He subsequently began his long career with Pearson Supply Co. in Escanaba as boiler installer, sheet metal fabricator, and air-conditioning workman. Ray enjoyed his work and was well respected in his field. He retired at age 62. Ray Waeghe was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Escanaba and a former member of the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post # 71.