Ray H. Huntsinger obituary

Ray H. Huntsinger Obituary

Rochester, Wisconsin, United States

October 29, 1922 - February 04, 2017

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Ray H. Huntsinger obituary

Ray H. Huntsinger Obituary

Oct 29, 1922 - Feb 04, 2017

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Huntsinger, Ray H. Ray Hubert Huntsinger, age 94, passed away on February 4, 2017 in Appleton, WI. Ray formerly lived in Glendale, WI and Hot Springs Village, AR for over 30 years each. He returned to Wisconsin in November 2015 and resided at the Appleton Retirement Community. Ray was born on October 29, 1922 in Brewster, OH and was the oldest of three children born to his parents Ray Huntsinger and Georgia (nee Eagon) Huntsinger. Ray was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Flight Engineer in the 15th Air Force. Ray worked in Toledo, OH and later for A.O. Smith in Rochester, NY and Milwaukee, then with Badger Meter in WI. During his years in Glendale, he served for six years as a member of the school board and six terms as a Glendale Alderman. He and his wife Ann retired to Hot Springs Village, AR where he continued to pursue his passion for the game of golf and jazz. For a number of years he wrote a weekly golf column in the local paper and when he was 76 he was an "age shooter". He was also a founding member and very active in the Hot Springs Jazz Society. Ray was gregarious with a good sense of humor and love of a good story, whether he was doing the listening or the telling. He is survived by his children, Janet (Richard) Jandl of Appleton, WI and Jeff (Kathy) Huntsinger of Glendale, WI and; his grandchildren, Mark and Brian Huntsinger of Glendale; his brother Richard (Mary Lee) Huntsinger of Paradise, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann (nee Novosel) Huntsinger, their son John, and his sibling Ann (nee Huntsinger) McGory and her husband "Mac" McGory. Memorials appreciated to the Hot Springs Jazz Society, P.O. Box 22662, Hot Springs, AR 71903-2662; www.hsjazzsociety.org. The WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, APPLETON, is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com
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