Ray Orlin Emerson

June 13, 1950 - September 6, 2018
Ray Orlin Emerson

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Ray Orlin Emerson, 68, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his home.

Born in Ashland, WI, June 13, 1950, a son of the late Ray Walter and Evelyn Juneau Emerson, he had served in the Special Forces of the U.S. Army for 26 years until his retirement.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Marie Emerson of Wilmington; his son, Matthew Ray Emerson of Charlotte; his grandson, Gage Maximus Orlin Emerson; and his sister, Jule Marie Emerson of Vermont.

Visitation will be Monday, September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Ashland, WI Friday, September 14, 2018.

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  • December 20, 2023
    Bill Hoffer says:
    Just read that Rayo passed, I was unaware, sad news indeed, our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. We served together in the 82d and elsewhere. Rayo loved the outdoors, hunting, always spoke highly of his kids. Rayo was a dedicated excellent Soldier and role model. I miss him, good people, fun to be around.