WILLIAMSBURG — Raymond “Ray” Korson went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. He was born in Omena, Mich. on July 6, 1932 to the late Arthur and Mollie (Houdek) Korson.
Raymond served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1953. He worked for Bloxsom Roofing and Elmers and was a lifetime farmer. He enjoyed visiting with neighbors, friends and family and attending family gatherings, especially his birthday parties. He liked hunting with his sons and fishing with his son-in-law, Neal.
Raymond is survived by his wife Dorothy (Popp); children, Mark Korson, Matt and Mary Korson, Luke Korson and Eva Schlagel, Mona and Ramon Irizarry Aray, Angela and David Siegrist, Betty Korson and Steve Send, Bonnie and Phil Babcock, and Deborah and Neal Shelagowski; grandchildren, Justin, Alyssa, Ethan, Logan, Dylan and Quentin Korson, Najawa, Laila, Malik and Majid Abo-Hadba, Emily and Molly Siegrist, Madison and Jordan Babcock, Jonathan Gray, Zachary Send, and Evan and Gena Shelagowski and great-granddaughter Kadence Korson.
He is also survived by siblings Delores Houdek, Arthur and Joyce Korson, Delphine and Jack Zugel, Mary and Ray Feagles, Blaise and Sarah Korson, Albert and Sue Korson, Joseph Korson and Lynn, Victoria Straw and Al Hinds and Joan (Korson) Herman. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Barbara and Lloyd Lawson, Willard (Bill) Korson and Julius Houdek; and daughter-in-law Paula Korson.
Ray will be forever known as a great storyteller; both fiction and nonfiction.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m, at Kalkaska Funeral Home, 152 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 18 with final visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, 438 CR 612 NE, Kalkaska.
Arrangements by Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.