March 28, 1930 - Sept. 12, 2019
Raymond Stephen Chastain Sr., 89, Town of Emery, died at his home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, while under the care of his family and Hope Hospice. He was born in Mango, Florida, on March 28, 1930, the son of Raymond and Lois (Waters) Chastain. He served his country in the United States Army Military Police from 1949 to 1958. He was married to Giesla Wirthmueller in Heidelberg, Germany on Jan. 7, 1953. He was employed as a dock worker and a freight terminal worker, and served as Union Steward for Teamsters Local 200.
He is survived by six children: Raymond Jr. of Phillips, Jimmy Douglas (Darcy) of Milwaukee, Debra Anne Virga of Racine, Johnny P. (Tammy) of Franklin, Holly (Dale) Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids, and Jerry Wilhealm of Phillips; by 13 grandchildren; by great- and great-great-grandchildren; and by other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Giesla.
A private family service will be held at the Emery Cemetery on Oct. 12 with military honors conducted by the Lane Kreiling American Legion Post No. 122 and the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post No. 5778.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com
The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with arrangements.