Raymond John Klismith, 84, Stevens Point, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. George Thayikuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the Mass. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Klismith was born May 30, 1927, in Portage County, a son of the late Frank and Mary Klismith. He grew up on the family farms located along Highway 10 East. He attended school at the one-room Stockton School.
He was married to Mary Waldoch on Oct. 16, 1951, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He worked for Kluck Construction and then purchased the Zalewski homestead family farm near St. Casimir Catholic Church. In addition to farming, he was assessor of the town of Hull. In 1959, he and his brother, Frank, established the Klismith lumber/logging/sawmill business.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Therese (Duane) Greuel, Jeanne (Robert) Foss and Christine (Thomas) Zalac, all of Stevens Point; six sons, Philip (Carol), Patrick (Mary), Peter (Kerry) and Gary (Jeanne), all Stevens Point, Matthew (Carla), Plainfield, and Paul, Park City, Utah; one daughter-in-law, Donna Klismith, Wausau; five sisters, Regina Prondzinski, Millie Glodoski, Betty (Frank) Skierka, Leona Bembenek and Kathleen Prondzinski; one brother, Edwin; 29 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, George; three brothers, Henry, Benedict and Frank; and three infant siblings.