Raymond J. Franek, age 95 of Newport, passed away August 11, 2021.
Ray was an avid outdoorsman and worked as a carpenter by trade. He proudly served his country in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by his wife Veronica; grandson Raymond; infant granddaughter Patricia; parents Joseph and Helen; siblings Joseph and Catherine Lighten. He is survived by his son Duane; grandson Ryan Hatch; great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Chiarella and Marlene Knack; sister-in-law Pat Franek and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 5:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 – 80th Street S., Cottage Grove with visitation one hour prior. Interment will take place at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery at 10 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2021.