Alice Ilene Raymond, Edgerton/Milton, WI (2014)
May 14, 2014
Alice Ilene Raymond passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. She grew up on a farm near Edgerton, and returned a few years ago to the Edgerton-Milton area, where she lived with her niece, Kay Olsen, for the last year. Alice became a member of Fulton Church in 1958, and was an active member throughout her youth. She graduated from Edgerton Senior High School in June of 1964, and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Alice made her home in Illinois, where she worked in manufacturing for over 30 years. Throughout her life, Alice was active in helping any family or community friend with countless hours of aid. She was especially supportive of her parents as their health declined, but also gave selflessly to others whenever there was a need. She had boundless energy, and would assist with any task.
Alice chronicled her life in “Through Green Pastures; Growing Up on a Wisconsin Farm in the Mid-20th Century.” She has been the family historian, maintaining the family and community historical records that her grandmother, Ethel Sayre Raymond, had worked on during her life. Though she learned to work with computers when she was almost 60, she has provided the family with a wealth of information electronically and recently added information that documented the family back to William Brewster who arrived on the Mayflower.
Alice is survived by her son, Carl T. Raymond of Elgin, IL; her Aunt Marge Raymond of Madison, WI; her brother, Jim Raymond of Edgerton, WI; her sisters, Peggy Mala of Portland, OR, and Barbara Pampalone of Los Angeles, CA; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollister S. Raymond and Melissa Bower Raymond; and her sisters: Eunice Olsen, Jeanne Schamber Lawver, and Ellen Jeannette Spruill.
A graveside memorial service is planned at the FULTON CEMETERY on July 2, 2014, at 3:00 in the afternoon with the Reverend Jamie Swanson officiating. There will be a gathering afterwards at the Jim and Betch Raymond farm, where some of the many books that Alice assembled will be available for friends and family to peruse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Fulton Cemetery Board in care of Jim Raymond, as it was always so important to Alice that her family cemetery be well kept.
The family sends special thanks to Dr. Nasra Warsame for her wonderful care of our mother, sister, and aunt and to the staff at Edgerton Hospital and Madison St. Mary's Hospital for their care and support through her final days.
Alice was blessed to be a part of a wonderful community as we were blessed to have her a part of our lives.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton
1004 S. Main St., 608-868-2542