Raymond “Ray” John Gohde, 67, passed away peacefully May 16, 2023, at Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls. He was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Black River Falls to William Gohde and Rosella (Burlingame) Gohde.  

     Raymond grew up in the Merrillan/Alma Center area and graduated from Alma Center High School. He worked at several establishments throughout his years to include farm work, Perkins Restaurant, Nelson Muffler, Ho-Chunk Casino and Carpi’s Bar. He also served for a period of time as a firefighter and first responder with the Merrillan Fire Department. Additionally, he was an avid fisherman and squirrel/deer hunter. He was a very loyal Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan.  He was a people person and loved talking with people wherever he was.

     Raymond is survived by his mother, Rosella Burlingame; siblings Russell (Beth) Gohde of Philadelphia, TN, Cindra (Bob) Starck of Rigby, ID, Mary (Marlin) Mashin of Neillsville and Rebecca (Paul) Peterson of Melrose. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Shirley Gohde, Alma Center and Carol Gohde, Gypsum, CO, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

     Raymond was preceded in death by his father, William Gohde, and brothers Rick Gohde and Anthony (Tony) Gohde.

     Funeral services for Raymond will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at the Merrillan Methodist Church in Merrillan, WI, with Pastor Tom Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be immediately following the service in East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center with a gathering at the VFW hall afterwards. This gathering will be a Celebration of Life for Raymond and his brother, Tony Gohde, who also very recently passed away.  Friends and family are invited to attend.

     Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-963-2311.

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