Raymond J. Roets

Date of Death: Nov 16, 2019
Raymond J. Roets

1937 - 2019

Raymond J. Roets, 82, of Waupun, died November 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Raymond was born September 1, 1937 in Hartford, WI, the son of Joseph and Irene Brandt Roets. On August 17, 1957 he married Sharen Welk. They resided in Waupun for 62 years. Raymond grew up near Hartford (Monches) where his family farmed. In 1947 his family moved to Waupun where Joseph and Irene established Roets Home Dairy. Raymond and Sharen eventually became owners of the dairy until 1979. Raymond worked in the construction field as a carpenter until his retirement. He served from 1961-1963 in Wisconsin National Guards 127th Division, Company B. After retirement, Raymond and Sharen enjoyed spending winter months in Mexico and made friends from all over the world. He enjoyed carpentry projects and gardening. Raymond will be sadly missed by his family and his friends.

Raymond is survived by children: Daniel (Clarissa) Roets, John (Diane) Roets, Patrick Roets, and Renee (Matthew) Hickman ; grandchildren: Heather (Ian) Skinner, Nichole (Mike) Buwalda, Tessa (Tyson) Alsum, and Karmyn Nummerdor; great-grandchildren: Cora and Aiden Skinner, Jarod, Blake, and Brynn Buwalda, and Jude Nummerdor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharen; a son, Raymond; his parents, Joseph and Irene Roets; and a brother, Donald.


A private funeral service will be held at a later date.



  1. My sympathy to the family! Always enjoyed working with Ray. He taught me a lot of things!

  2. Charles W Averbeck Says: November 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    John and Diane,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Charlie and Marilyn Averbeck

  3. Ted & Terri Neuburg Says: November 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    One of the best neighbors. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends

  4. James Grant Says: November 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Was sad to read in the paper that we lost Ray. I have known Ray for many years. He had more jokes that were really funny. After he lost his wife, I would stop by to visit him. He was a good family man. My sincere sympathy. Jim Grant

  5. Sherry and Rick Lewis Says: November 21, 2019 at 8:35 am

    We knew Ray and Sharen from Puerto Vallarta. We enjoyed talking to Ray so much when we were all there. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  6. Doris Muche Says: November 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    My sympathy to the Roets family. God bless you with His healing love

  7. My sympathies to the Roets family.He was a great guy and would always bring a smile to your face.

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