Raymond M. Olejnichak, 84 of Gilman, passed away on Saturday, June
29, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1935 in
McHenry, IL the son of the late Michael and Cecilia Olejnichak
(Schaefer). His family moved to the Gilman area in 1945 and Ray went
on to graduate from High School in 1953. Ray entered the Army and
served three years while stationed in Mannheim, Germany. He
returned from overseas and married his high school sweetheart: Sylvia
Barnett on August 3, 1957 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in
Gilman.

Ray had a number of professions over the years; including, farming,
selling insurance and real estate, over the road trucking, excavating,
driving school bus and owned several businesses in the Gilman area.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia, three children, Patti (Jim)
Czahor, Larry (Linda) Olejnichak and Jeffery Olejnichak all of Gilman,
eight grandchildren, Matt (Jana) Czahor, Joseph (Mollie) Czahor,
Andrew (Kassi) Czahor, Vicki (Dustin) Zach, Katherine (Tyrone)
Olejnichak, Michelle (Dennis) Matthias, Mark (Heather) Olejnichak and
Jessalynn (Jesse) Gettler, 20 great grandchildren, Raejana, Lauren,
Nadia, Easton, Emmie, Dorothy, Lexi, Olivia, Carter, Sawyer, Gavyn,
Cohen, Talyn, MyKell, Mya, Brody, Cash, Cecilia, Taylorlynn and John,
one brother, Jerry (Pat) Olejnichak of Medford and one sister, Bernice
Krizan of Stanley. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and a sister
in infancy-Juliana.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Saints
Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Madanu Lourdu
officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Catholic Cemetery-Gilman.
Visitation will be from 9 AM until time of service at the church. Plombon
Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.