Raymond Etzler Obituary, Death – Raymond L. Etzler, 69 years old, formerly of Maryland but currently residing in Connorsville, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at his home. Raymond Etzler Sr. and Virginia (Baugher) Etzler were his parents when he was born on December 4, 1952 in Frederick, Maryland. He spent his childhood in Woodsboro, Maryland, and received his high school diploma from Walkersville in 1970.
Ray married Debbie Oates in 1985 in Walkersville, MD. They were parents to three children as a unit. He served with honor in the Marine Corps, and his devotion to his country was unwavering. From the age of 17 until the day he retired, he spent his entire working life as a truck driver. Together with his wife Debbie, he drove their truck all over the country, taking in the sights and sounds of the many wonderful places they were able to visit. Together, Ray and Debbie took in stray animals and provided them with a home to protect them from harm. Above all else, he cherished the time he got to spend with his children and grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his wife Debbie; two sons Donnie Etzler and Chris Etzler, both of whom are married to women named Valerie Ridenour; daughter Dawn Etzler; grandchildren Kory, Dustin, Maggie, Cheyenne, Austin, Gracie, Megan, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Casey, Avery, Greyson, and Asher. In addition to his wife’s mother, Roma Oates, he leaves behind his uncle John “Sonny” Baugher and his fiancee, Genevieve Porter; his half-brother Ron Etzler and his wife, Denise Williamson-Etzler; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends; and his mother-in-law.
His father Raymond Sr. and mother Virginia (Baugher) Etzler, as well as his father-in-law Ronald Oates and other relatives, passed away before he was born. At the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Boyceville, Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, there will be a Time of Sharing at twelve in the afternoon. Visitation will take place in the hour leading up to the time set aside for sharing stories. The interment with military rites will take place at the New Haven Cemetery in the town of New Haven, which is located in Dunn County, Wisconsin.