In Memory of Raymond Schwochert
Raymond Thomas Schwochert, age 87 of Spooner, went home to meet our Lord on November 17, 2021.
He was born on May 3, 1934, in Montello, Wisconsin to Frank and Nona (Pahl) Schwochert; he was the sixth child out of seven born into the family.
They resided in Montello, and Ray graduated from high school there with the class of 1952. After high school, Ray entered the United States Navy and served as a Radioman on the USS Rizzi and the USS Portunus until he was honorably discharged in 1956. After the Navy, he had various jobs until he became a dispatcher which led him to his career as a Trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol where he served for 27 years. In 1976, Ray, while on duty, took his dinner breaks at Nick’s Family Restaurant where he fell in love with a waitress named Dorothy Allard. They were united in marriage on August 13, 1977, and were blessed with two daughters. Ray was a man of faith and a devout Catholic who regularly attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Ray enjoyed being outside in the sunshine watching the hummingbirds, conversing with friends and most especially spending time with his family and having his dog by his side. He had a passion for music, reading, writing poems, stories and memoirs, shooting his guns and a freshly mowed lawn. Ray was a man who loved learning and could often be heard saying, “I know a little about a lot.” One of his fondest weekends of the year was the annual Schwochert Family Reunion and sitting under the big oak trees in Montello with his siblings, nieces and nephews.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nona; brothers John, Richard, Theodore and Daniel Schwochert; nephews Thomas and David Schwochert; niece Loree (Schwochert) Neumann; sisters-in-law, Catherine and Helen Schwochert.
Ray is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy; children, Sarah (Kyle) Gahlon, Jennifer Schwochert; grandson Elliott; step-grandchildren Sydney and Isaac Gahlon; siblings Paul Schwochert and Rita Campbell; and many other relatives and friends.
Services are pending at this time.