Raymond Peabody, 93, formerly of Stevens Point and later Menasha, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Boston Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Bremer officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home until the services.
A memorial will be established in his name.
Mr. Peabody was born July 27, 1906, in Wausau, a son of the late Archie and Louise (Detiene) Peabody and came to Stevens Point as a youth. He attended Stevens Point area schools.
He was married to Mary M. Dehlinger on Oct. 9, 1924, in Waukegan, Ill. She died Aug. 17, 1989.
He worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in sales and collections and then for the Palmolive Soap Co. for a short time.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He entered service Dec. 12, 1942, in Wisconsin Rapids and was discharged Sept. 28, 1945, at Camp McCoy. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and three overseas service bars.
He was a superintendent of mail for the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Post 6, Elks (BPOE) Lodge 641 and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include five daughters, Rita Krochalk, Milwaukee, Mary (Myron) Higgins, Stevens Point, Dorothy (Robert) Jankowski, Menasha, Judy Nauert, Pewaukee, and Janet (Robert) Rienzi, Milwaukee; one sister, Helen Rybicki, Stevens Point; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Ray “Bud.”