Raymond "Ray" Charles
June 18, 1941 - December 11, 2015
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 12/15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 12/15, 12:00 pm

Raymond “Ray” T. Charles, age 74 passed away after his brief illness on Friday, December 11, 2015. He was born on June 18, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Florence (Barnes) Charles. He married the love of his life, Carole Arkens on March 26, 1983 in Bark River, Michigan at Salem Lutheran…

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Mike Dickinson, APD, #137-Ret left a message on December 24, 2015:
My sympathy for your loss.
Your Son left a message on December 20, 2015:
My father. My best friend. My hero. I love you Dad. You taught by example and you gave me the greatest gift of all....your love.
Kurt Nelson left a message on December 19, 2015:
Carole,Ray and I and another friend had a great time together fishing together in canada on a fly in trip about 35 years ago and I still remember it well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chantelle Bray & Family left a message on December 14, 2015:
Carole, I was blessed to have gotten the chance to both meet and work with both you and Ray and am grateful for that. In that encounter, I have found a new friend and am here for you. My boys and I are keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers tonight and always. You were lucky to have shared such a great love together!!!
Kimberly Weihert - WMMIC left a message on December 14, 2015:
Carole, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I have many fond and memorable stories that he shared with me about my father who also was a former state patrolmen.. My sincerest condolences. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Virginia Johnson (Branch 6) left a message on December 14, 2015:
Carole, I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was such a sweet guy. Lots of fond memories seeing him at the Courthouse and other events over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kathy Keene left a message on December 14, 2015:
Carole I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the first time I met Ray. He came to my garage sale and was surprised when he found out I was Kathy Keene. What a gentle giant who loved collecting antiques and deer antlers! He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was one of my favorite State Troopers. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Casey Perry left a message on December 14, 2015:
Ray will be missed, coffee time at Golden Basket will not be the same! Ray’s love for finding beautiful antlers and sharing with others will always be treasured. Those of us that were blessed to have worked with Ray have a lifetime of memories thanks to Ray.
Trooper Keith Young (Retired) left a message on December 14, 2015:
Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I have many fond memories of Ray when he was my field-training officer back in 1980.
Deborah Sievert left a message on December 14, 2015:
My sincere sympathies are with you, Carole, and your entire family. God bless you and them in this difficult time. Much love and prayers.
Sue Nyman left a message on December 14, 2015:
I am so sorry, Carole. I hope that all your happy memories of Ray will sustain you during this very sad time.
Thomas and Joyce Ness left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole and family, Our thought and prayers are with you during this most difficult time .
John and Betty Eilers left a message on December 13, 2015:
Bill, my prayers are with you at this difficult time. Can't make the funeral, but my thoughts are with you
Karen Berbohm left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole, We are so sorry!! Our hearts go out to you and the entire family. Ray was such a sweet, gentle man and we have many wonderful memories of him. Love Bob and Karen
The Gassners left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole, you have been in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of family and friends being you comfort. Peace to you. Tim and Joanne
Carol Schallock left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Carol Schallock left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kathy Pascoe left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole: I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kathy Pascoe
Carol Schallock left a message on December 13, 2015:
Carole, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Jean Arkens left a message on December 12, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers for Carole and family and friends.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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