Raymond Paul Zacharias , age 75 of Montello passed unexpectedly on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Raymond was born in Montello on May 25, 1944 to Paul and Agnes (Radke) Zacharias. He lived on the Zacharias Island until he was 4 years old until moving into Montello. Raymond attended Montello Schools and joined the United States Army at the age of 17. Upon returning from his service to our country, he was employed at several different places and ultimately went to work with the railroad. Raymond retired in 2004, following 25 years of employment. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting and fishing. Raymond was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montello. He enjoyed his daily drives and will be greatly missed by his many friends and family.
Raymond is survived by his two daughters: Julie Pulley of Madison and Victoria (James) Ackley of Windsor, three grandchildren: Taylen, Leah, Nick as well as great-granddaughter, Ryanna. He is also survived by two sisters: Marilyn (Wayne) Riemer and Vicki Davis as well as many extended family members.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Roland and nephew, Mark Quinn.
Honoring Raymond’s wishes, no services will be held.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com