In Memory

Raymond Gard

Raymond Gard


Obituary – Raymond Joseph Gard 


Raymond Joseph Gard of Sun Prairie, WI passed away on March 14, 2018.  He was born to the late Alphonse and Lorraine (Schuster) Gard on April 17, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI.  He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, St. Francis Seminary, Don Bosco High School, and Marquette University.  He served in the U.S. Army before being medically discharged in 1964.  During his service in the Army, he excelled in his study of Aircraft Engine Mechanics.  Ray was a very humble man who loved and cherished his family.  There were many friends who were drawn to Ray’s gentle and caring nature.  He was a teacher to many of spiritual matters and life events to many people.  


Ray very generously volunteered his time at the local churches and to University students. He was a faith and grace-filled man who always saw life as an adventure. 

Ray is survived by his siblings: Gerald (Shirley) Gard; Suzanne (Jay) Sampson; Dorothy (Robert) De Grace; David (Julia) Gard; Barbara Gard; Jane (Ross) Heister; Mary (Thomas) Martin; Bernadette Gard and special cousin Mary Beth (James) Pelletier.  He is further survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Alphonse and Lorraine Gard and his sister-in-law, Elaine Gard. 


Memorial visitation will be Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1720 E. Norwich Ave. Milwaukee, WI.  Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. and inurnment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery to follow Mass. 

The Gard family would like to express a special thank you to Mary Kay Fields and the staff at Sturdy Oaks Adult Family Home for the wonderful care given to Ray on a daily basis for more than 15 years. We also are grateful for the excellent care received since the early 1970’s from William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital staff as well as Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care staff over the past year.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Sturdy Oaks Adult Family Home in Sun Prairie, WI and Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Madison, WI.