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Raymond Worden is the grandfather of Michael (Tina) Reignier II

Raymond S. Worden, 91, Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, October 3, 2010 at a local hospital. Ray was born on May 6, 1919 in Green Bay to the late Antone and Catherine (Nitka) Worden. He was a graduate of Green Bay East High and started taking college courses before being drafted in the U.S. Army during WWII. During his over 4 years of service, Ray was involved in the Normandy Invasion (D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He was also stationed in Northern Africa, Italy and England. Upon his return from service he married Ruth Lorraine Anderson on Nov. 1, 1945, she preceded him in death on July 16, 2004. In 1945, he began a career with Procter and Gamble which lasted nearly 40 years. Ray was an avid Packer fan and held season tickets from the early years at City Stadium. He loved his garden and was especially proud of his roses. Ray looked forward to family gatherings. Faith and family were very important to him. He was a very kind, giving and selfless person who was always thinking of others.

He is survived by his three children, Margaret (Michael) Reignier, Denmark, Steven (Lynette Everard) Worden, Green Bay and Cynthia (Michael) Waldschmidt, Waupaca; four grandchildren, Michael (Tina) Reignier II, Green Bay, Michelle (Craig) Berkovitz, Green Bay, Melissa (Jason) Harmon, Winneconne and Matthew Waldschmidt, Waupaca; close friend of the family, John Newton; five great grandchildren; Michaela and Michael Reignier III, Christian and Katelyn Berkovitz, Benjamin Harmon, all of Green Bay.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David; and many brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St. on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Timothy Brandt officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Worden family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and nurses of Unity Pallative Care, especially Laurie. Also a special thank you to Theresa Burke.

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