Raymond D. Wait, 89, of Urbana passed away at 10:49 am on March 22, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Raymond was born May 8, 1931 to Cloyd and Laura Wait. He married Irma Hausman Aug 9, 1952. They were married for 60 years. They have seven children: Paula Jones, Hope Johnson, Lora (Larry) Dykes, Jeff (Lisa) Wait, Amy (Michael) Todd, David Wait, and Rae (Myron) Witruk. They have 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, brother (Harold Waite), sister (Minn Brine), and his parents.
He served in the Army National Guard for 2 years. Raymond worked at Illinois Power Co for 42 years before retiring in 1993. He parked cars at the Assembly Hall and the Champaign County Fair. After retirement he drove for Obrien’s and Napleton’s. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and maintaining his yard. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31 at St Patrick Catholic Church, Urbana, Illinois. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. Military Rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois.
Memorial Contributions can be made to American Legion Post 71.
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