Raymond C. Estes, age 81, of Lansing, Illinois, formerly of Gary, Indiana, passed away August 22, 2011.
He is survived by his son, Steven C. (Mary) Estes; granddaughter, Angela (Kevin) Barry; great grandson, Ronald Estes Marquette; brother, Russell (Delores) Estes; and sister, Shirley (late Jim) Shelton. He is preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Estes; and sons: Mark Estes and David Estes.
A memorial service will be held on Monday August 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL. Cremation private. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 5:00 PM until the time of services.
Raymond was born to Hannah and Russell Estes in Gary, Indiana. Ray served proudly in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He owned and operated a real estate company in the Lansing area. He was devoted to his family. Ray was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for boating and enjoying life. His generosity, kindness, and sense of humor touched all who knew him.