Monday, November 7, 2011



ADDRESS: N3383 County Road Q, Medford; A township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:00 AM Monday, November 7 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 10 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1924 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a 1943 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 25, 1949 at Stetsonville to Loretta D. Schmidt and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Technical Sgt., veteran of WW II having served in the South Pacific from 1943-1946. After the service, he farmed in the township of Medford, was a mink rancher for 15 years, and worked at Hurd Millwork for 41 years until retirement in 1989. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, trapping, dancing, spending time at his pond, building model airplanes, tying fishing flies, planting trees, watching the GB Packers, and was an amateur taxidermist.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Loretta D. Dray of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Patricia Dray of Sheridan, Wyoming, Denise (Kurt) Staab of Medford
Sons – Russell (Carol) Dray of Medford & Roger (Cindy) Dray of Medford


DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Dale in 2008 & Melvin in 2011

DECEASED FATHER: John Henry Dray DECEASED MOTHER: Selma Agnes Rasmusson

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Craig Staab, Brandon Brandner, Stephanie, Nicholas, Rachel & Matthew Dray; Great Grandchildren – Garret & Mariela Staab

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made either to Hope Hospice or the Memorial Health Center Foundation both of Medford
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