Raymond Rine, age 69, of Bryant, died on November 18, 2023 at his home. He was born on November 26, 1953 in Antigo, a son of Louis and Verna (Menting) Rine.
Ray worked for Ron Zalewski Farms and J. W. Mattek and Sons for many years before starting his own logging company. He was the owner and operator of R & R Logging, having worked with his twin brother and nephew.
Ray had a passion for the outdoors, he loved being in the woods and enjoyed the companionship of his many pets throughout the years.
Survivors include two daughters, Erin (Jeff) Raith of Summit Lake, and Jennifer (Stephen) Rine-Todd of Iowa; two grandchildren, Warren and Sawyer Raith; five sisters, Jeanne (Larry) Cline of Wausau, Judy (Dan) Dziadosz of Tomahawk, Kathleen Crouch of Collierville, TN, Karen (Russ) Heyrman of DePere, and Nancy (Scott) Oestreich of Wausau; and two brothers, Dale (Pat) Rine of Land O Lakes and twin brother, Ronald Rine of Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Duane "Charlie" Rine, and the mother of his children, Jerri Lynn Schalinski.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, at 10 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. George Daniel officiating. Burial will take place in St. Wencel Catholic Cemetery, Neva.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. all at the funeral home.
"Erin, Jenny and families,
My heart goes out to you all, Ray was my best buddy and I?m going to miss him awful. I know he could be the grinch, but he had a heart of gold, He loved you both and was so proud of the women you have become. So when you think of him, don?t think of his angry words, remember the tender smiles and the belly laughs, the twinkle in his eye when he looked at you or talked about you both with pride. Hugs to both of you."
"Condolences to the family. So many memories from our early adulthood came flooding back. From the girls we dated/married to whose car was the fastest. We had the world before us. Life took us in different directions, wish we could have reconnected after I returned to the area. Rest easy my friend. "
"Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers during this time with the loss of your loved one.
Ed and Mary Ann Strandell
"I am so very sorry for your loss Erin and to your family. Your Dad loved his family, the mant critters he took in and carried for and the woods any the land . He had such a big heart and would do anything for anyone. He always worked so hard. May he now rest in peace with no pain and enjoy his birthday in heaven. He will be greatly missed. Sending you a hug and my love"
Dan & I are so sorry for your, Jeff's & the boys' terrible loss.
"Ray will be missed by many. Rest easy my dear friend no more pain."
"So sorry for your loss ,he was a good man and someone who I respected for many years"