Raymond J. Listman
John Listman passed away on December 31, 2019, one day after his 75th birthday;
an age he found as impossible to believe. His immediate family, his wife,
JoEllyn Fredricksen, his sons, Raymond W. (Debby) and Ronald J. (Harla) and his
sister, Rita (Ray) Kehoe, were with him. He is also survived by his
grandchildren, Brianna, Matthew and Bella, his dog, Ally and cat, Abby, as well
as a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws, all of whom he loved
dearly. In addition to being a talented
woodworker, Ray was a sportsman, truly excelling in hunting, golfing and
fishing. He loved the Hawks, Cubs and in case there’s anyone left who doesn’t
know, his Packers. Ray was retired as an
Accounts Payable Manager from International Harvester and Project Manager of
Baxter’s Engineering Design and was enjoying his life with humor, despite a
number of debilitating surgeries, none of which contributed to the simultaneous
multiple maladies which he could no longer fight.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Poppe), his parents Raymond Henry and Bernadette Pauline (nee Reuter).
His family thanks the patience and kindness of RLFD and RLPD, Dr. Gamalski, North Shore University Health System, the personnel of Condell ICU, St. Joe’s Father Mike and all the life-long and newer friends who increasingly have made life easier for Jo and this extraordinarily wonderful man.
A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.