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Raymond Otto Dunlap

May 31, 1946 — August 21, 2016

Raymond Dunlap, age 70, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his home following a short illness.Raymond Otto Dunlap was born on May 31, 1946 in Peoria, IL the son of James and Mildred (Meyers) Dunlap. He attended Neillsville High School and then entered the United States Army on January 4, 1966. He served during the Vietnam War era and was honorably discharged on December 15, 1967. He was united in marriage on May 22, 1970 at the Cabbage Patch in Aurora, IL to Patricia D. Smith. They moved to Neillsville so they could be closer to Ray's parents and Ray attended Mid-State Technical College in Marshfield. While there he earned the State National Carpentry Award in 1977. He used his carpentry skills to remodel his home and build his garage along with many other woodworking projects. Ray drove truck for many years for Lynn Proteins, G & H Miller and DeBoer Trucking. He also delivered LP for Heartland Cenex. Eventually he took a job at Nelson Muffler and worked there until they closed.Ray was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Neillsville. He served as treasurer of the Neillsville American Legion Post #73, where he was a member and volunteer. In his spare time he loved to go camping, and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife, Patricia, three children, Julienne (Scott) Unertl of Greenwood, WI, Raymond Scott (Kelly) Dunlap of Eau Claire, WI and Jason (Angie) Dunlap of Minnetonka, MN, eight grandchildren, Ronnie, Jeff, Justin, Austin, Damion, Kyran, Aidan and Maddy. Ray is also survived by his mother, Mildred Dunlap and four siblings, Sharon (Dennis) Gall, Debbie (Bruce) Diebert, Barry (Karen) Dunlap and James (Kathy) Dunlap.He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Dunlap, maternal grandparents, Otto and Leola Meyers, fraternal grandparents, Fred and Eva Lou Dunlap, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Evelyn Smith and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.Funeral Services for Raymond will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Honorary casket bearers are his grandchildren, Aidan Dunlap and Damion Logue.Casket Bearers are his sons and grandsons: Raymond Scott Dunlap, Jason Dunlap, Ronnie Vine, Jeff Vine, Justin Dunlap and Austin Dunlap.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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