Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Raymond “Ray” C. Blank
Service: March 14, 2014
Raymond “Ray” C. Blank
Raymond “Ray” C. Blank, 73, of Neshkoro, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at UW Hospital in Madison.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau, with the Rev. Paul Hirsch officiating, and with the Rev. Daniel Heiderich of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Princeton. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
The visitation will be on Friday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the family or to the charity of one’s choice.
Raymond Carl was born in Ixonia on September 5, 1940, the son of Ewald and Florence (Hanke) Blank. Ray lived in the Ixonia, Hustisford, Neosho, Clyman and Neshkoro areas. He attended Hustisford schools. On November 25, 1961, he married Marilyn Arndt at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Ray farmed most of his life in the township of Clyman. In the late 1950’s and early1960’s he drove milk truck for Ray Burmeister of Neosho and in the 1990’s he hauled cattle for Robert Weinheimer of Juneau.
He was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Princeton and a former member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. Ray collected antique tractors and toys and was a member of the Dodge County Antique Tractor Club. He also enjoyed Antique Power Shows and auctions.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Neshkoro; sons, David Blank of Clyman and Neil (Tara) Blank of Lomira; a daughter, Karen Foster of Idaho Springs, CO; grandchildren, Kevin (Tania) Blank, Hayden Blank and Jailyn Blank; a sister, Delores (Lyle) Allen of Watertown; a step-brother, Russell Arndt of Watertown, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ewald Blank and Florence Arndt and his step-father, Harvey Arndt.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

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