THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Raymond A. Gorman
Issue Date: May 31, 2018
Raymond A. Gorman, 84, of Oconto Falls, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 surrounded by family, after battling a short illness.
Born July 6, 1933 to Elva and Marie Gorman, he and his late wife, Beverly, took over the family farm in Pound in 1968 and farmed until 1993. He then worked at Brazeau Township until retiring.
A devoted Christian, he faithfully attended church at Hillside Assembly, he was a true servant of God and witness to all in his daily life. His greatest joy was time with family and friends.
He volunteered for Town of Brazeau Fire Department and the Kingdom Come Food Pantry in Oconto Falls. He enjoyed time with his Peterson Ford family in Oconto Falls, including checking in on Toby and the office girls.
One of his greatest joys was going out west hunting in Wyoming, where he enjoyed extended visits with special friends, Pete and Debbie Smet, whom made him feel very welcomed.
He is survived by five children, Susan (Dean) Portier, Lena, Dennis (Jillane) Gorman, Oconto Falls, Terry (Mari Jo) Gorman, Suamico, Dawn (Robert) Berg, Greely, Co. and Christopher (Christa) Gorman, Middle Inlet; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Blanche Ott, Betty Miller and Pat Sprout; a brother, Phillip Gorman; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and close friends.
Including his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Beverly; a sister, Eunice (Gorman) Patz and two brothers, Jerry and Marvin Gorman.
The family greeted relatives and friends at Hillside Assembly of God Church in Gillett on Tuesday, May 29 from 2 p.m. until time of the service at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Paul Carlson officiating. Burial was in First Baptist Cemetery in Pound on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.