Ray Orlin Emerson

June 13, 1950 - September 6, 2018

Ray Orlin Emerson, 68, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in his home.

Born in Ashland, WI, June 13, 1950, a son of the late Ray Walter and Evelyn Juneau Emerson, he had served in the Special Forces of the U.S. Army for 26 years until his retirement.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Marie Emerson of Wilmington; his son, Matthew Ray Emerson of Charlotte; his grandson, Gage Maximus Orlin Emerson; and his sister, Jule Marie Emerson of Vermont.

Visitation will be Monday, September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Ashland, WI Friday, September 14, 2018.

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“Michael Gubista took over the care of my husband and oversaw all of the services. He explained everything thoroughly and he even added some personal touches of his own and welcomed all the attendees that were very meaningful and thoughtful. He really listened to me and provided excellent support at an extremely difficult time.” – Barbara L.