Raymond (Ray) E. Hallstrand

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Raymond (Ray) E.

  • Visitation
    • Thursday, January 12, from 10am to 1pm at Heritage Funeral Homes – Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th Street)
  • Funeral Service
    • Thursday, January 12, starting at 1pm at Heritage Funeral Homes – Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th Street)


Passed away December 31, 2022, age 91 yrs.

Ray was born on his father George R. Hallstrand’s birthday on December 20, 1931.  Both George and Dagny H. Hallstrand and Ray’s older sister Beverly (Edward) Graf have predeceased Ray.

Ray is survived by his beloved girlfriend of 40 years, Rose Datka and her family, his niece Kim L. Graf, and by many relatives and friends.

Ray graduated from Walker Junior High school on June 18th, 1947.  Then he went to Boys Tech for High School.  He took woodworking classes and made his bed and other furniture in those classes.  Ray graduated on January 25, 1951.  Ray, after a brief time as a firefighter, became a plumber in 1956.  Ray was a 66 year member of Plumbers Local 75.

Ray was into fitness and enjoyed running and boxing.  He also enjoyed listening to live music.

A visitation will be at Heritage Funeral Home – Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th St.) on Thursday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A service will follow at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or another charity.


  1. Patricia Pesko January 6, 2023 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Ray was always pleasant and conversational! My entire family enjoyed time spent with Ray, both at our home and at my sister, Rose’s home.
    We were saddened to hear of his passing.

  2. Gary Lindstrum January 6, 2023 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    We met Rsy and Rose dancing at various venues. We enjoyed Ray’s sense of humor and he always had a smile. We were saddened to learn of his passing
    Gary and Joanne

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