|Raymond K. Caudill|
|October 25, 1936 - February 04, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: Thursday from 4-7 PM February 09, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Graveside Service: Friday at 11:30, those wishing to attend should meet at the funeral home by 10:45 AM February 10, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: Friday February 10, 2012 at National Cemetery, Rock Island |
|Raymond K. Caudill, 75, of Rock Island, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 PM at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Graveside services will be combined for both Raymond and his wife Elizabeth Caudill, who preceded him in death on July 30, 2004, and will be held at 11:30 AM Friday at National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military honors will be conducted. Those wishing to attend should meet at the funeral home by 10:45 AM on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Christian Family Care Center, in care of the Battered Women’s Services.|
Raymond was born on October 25, 1936 in Davenport, the son of James and Margaret Schneider Caudill. He married Elizabeth M. “Betty” Raymond on June 12, 1964, in Moline.
Raymond was a U.S. Army veteran. Upon completing his duties in the U.S. Armed Forces, he held several jobs prior to working for Case IH, where he worked 25 years, retiring in 1997.
Raymond’s joys in life were getting together with his retired friends and playing cards, and going to the casinos. He was a fond collector of stamps and coins and also enjoyed his steak fries.
Raymond is survived by; his children, Melanie (Adrian) Stoner, Moline, Shane VanDeVoorde and his special friend Janet, Coal Valley, and Zachary VanDeVoorde and his special friend Penny, Moline; several grand and great-grand children; brother, Walt (Jackie) Caudill, Rock Island; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two brothers, Robert and Bill.
My sincere condolences to the family. Ray and I worked at Case IH for many years. He was a great guy who earned the respect of everyone he came in contact with. Ray will be missed by his many, many friends from the plant. May he rest in peace.
-- Big Jim Reynolds
I have many happy memories with Ray and Betty back in the day. My well wishes go out to the family and friends.
-- Donna (Davis) Green
Just found out about Ray...very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.
-- Jo & Joe Mason
I spent many happy days with Ray and Betty during the weekends. When I stayed all night with Melanie. They would play cards and laugh. Ray would smoke those awful cigars! Melanies Grampa would yell out "lookie, lookie, here comes cookie" We would laugh!Those where the good old days!My condolences and blessings.
-- Kathy Atkinson Carpenter