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Raymond Michinard

Raymond Gale Michinard, 93, WWII Army Veteran, of Chicago’s north side, at rest November 8, 2020. Loving father of Joan Pernecke and the late Elliott Michinard, cherished Grandpa to Beza Pernecke; longtime beloved companion of Alice Wahlquist, and loving grandfather to 7, great-grandfather to 4 and great-great grandfather to 2; dear brother of the late Kathleen and Gwendolyn Michinard. Beloved son of Molly and Francis. Ray was a retired self-made man and salesman, friend to many, and lifelong sports enthusiast. He was THE example of how to live life well, and will be forever loved by all who knew him. Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


For my Dad, my friend, my rock through some really hard times. Ray was a man to be admired: self-made, Army veteran, college graduate, hard worker, cared for his mother and son (and me and his granddaughter and his great love Alice and her fabulous family!!), a true lifelong sportsman, well-read, man of culture and good manners, a true gentleman. My daughter and I loved his sense of humor, his warmth, his insight, his legendary charm, and his perserverance through this crazy ride we call life.

Joan Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Feel no guilt in laughter, hed know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
Hed hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,
That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.
- Unknown Author

Carrie Grundhoefer Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM