Obituary Listings

Benjamin "Mike" Raymond

September 1, 1949 January 3, 2018
Benjamin "Mike" Raymond
There are condolences waiting approval on Benjamin's Tribute wall
Obituary for Benjamin "Mike" Raymond

Benjamin M. Raymond, age 68, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at JourneyCare in Barrington. He was born September 1, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to Leonard O. and Sara Jo (Winters) Raymond. Raised in Columbus, he was a 1967 graduate of Marion Franklin High School in Columbus, and married Suzanne Gail Neuman in 1973.

A veteran of the U.S. Army from 1969-1971, he served stateside as a medic during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he continued his education at Ohio University, where he received his B.S. degree in 1974, and later received his Master of Arts degree in secondary education from Concordia University. For many years, Ben was a sales associate with Whitehall Pharmaceuticals. After entering the field of education, Ben taught Special Education at Dundee-Crown High School - Community Unit School District 300 for 18 years until retiring from full-time duties in 2009. He returned to District 300 as a substitute teacher from August 2009 to October 2016.

An avid fan of the Ohio Buckeyes, Ben’s other leisure time activities included golfing and gardening. Most of all, he loved being a grandfather and enjoyed time he was able to spend with his family.

Survivors include two children, Laura (Michael) Mitchell and Emily (David) Auston; two grandchildren, Kaylin and Brooklyn, and special friends Walter (Tracy) Johnson and their children, Caleb and Summer. Also surviving is a brother, Jack (Debbie) Raymond; and three sisters, Becky Raymond, Cindy (Jim) Borror, and Sue (Jerry) Courtney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne, on February 12, 1999.

A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The visitation will resume Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials be made to S.A.F.E. (Students Assisting Family Emergencies) Dundee Crown High School, 1500 Kings Road, Carpentersville, IL 60110 (which helps struggling families of Dundee Crown students with living expenses, clothing, etc.).

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends & acquaintances may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

8

Jan

3:00 PM 1/8/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

9

Jan

10:00 AM 1/9/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1601 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

1601 N. Richmond Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

S.A.F.E. (Students Assisting Family Emergencies) Dundee Crown High School

1500 Kings Road
Carpentersville, Illinois 60110
SAFE helps struggling families of Dundee Crown students by helping their families with living expenses, clothing, etc.
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.