Raymond Fichtel

January 15, 1939 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 82)

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Raymond E. Fichtel, 82, of North Aurora, IL passed away Wednesday, February 03, 2021 at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, IL.  He was born January 15, 1939 in Aurora, IL, the son of Francis and Genevieve (Heiman) Fichtel.  He served in the United States Marines, stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  He married Joan Ann Okapal on July 6, 1963 in Aurora, IL.  He was employed by Caterpillar for over 30 years.  Ray was known for his love of golf! He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing crossword puzzles, spending time with his grandchildren and doing wood working.  He and his wife Joan, of 57 years enjoyed walking around Devil’s Lake and antiquing in Baraboo, Wisc. 


He is survived by his wife, Joan; two children, Tammy Jo (Don) Fichtel De Leonardis and Mike (Monica) Fichtel; threegrandchildren, Megan, Samantha and Shawn; five siblings, Donald Fichtel, Fritz Fichtel, Richard Fichtel, David Fichtel and Pat Fichtel Harkins and several nieces and nephews.


Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley Warner and Mary Lou McDonald, and two brothers in infancy, Ronald and Kenneth.  


There will be a private memorial service at a later date.  For more information, please go to   Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196.



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