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.Clayton "Duffy" Ragen.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. February 13, 2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

Clayton "Duffy" Ragen
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Clayton "Duffy" Ragen, 78, Mill Center, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon,
February 7, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. The son of Audrey
"Con" and Alvina (Whiting) Ragen was born November 5, 1933, in Oconto. He
served his country in the U.S. Army, receiving his honorable discharge in

On October 19, 1957, he married Dorothy Groh in Lena. The couple made their
home and raised their family in Mill Center. Duff and Dorothy were longtime
members of Peace Lutheran Church in Kunesh. He worked for Packerland Packing
for 33 years until his "official" retirement, and continued driving truck
for Soulek Transportation and J & W Trucking until he celebrated his 75th

Duff loved his family. He especially enjoyed the outdoors and spending time
at his cottage on Crooked Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one son and two daughters, Daniel
(Barb) Ragen, Suamico, Robyn (Mark) Kallman, Howard, and Colleen (Adam)
Lindley, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Cori Lynn Travers, D.J. and Nick
Ragen, Markelle and Lucas Kallman, and Colton and Julia Lindley; one
brother, Elmer (Bev) Ragen, Little Suamico; five sisters, Lulaine (Jerry)
Beekman, Oconto, Linda Mehlberg, Oconto, Marlene Peetz (Wally Simonson),
Lena, Gloria Holtger (Lyle Warner), Suamico, Violet (Arliss) Ausloos,
Spruce; a sister-in-law, Jean Ragen, Oconto, nieces and nephews, other
relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant sons and an infant
daughter; an infant grandson; two brothers, Robert and Norbert "Nubs" Ragen;
a sister-in-law, Patricia Ragen; and three brothers-in-law, Peter Peetz,
Allen Mehlberg, and Leo Holtger.

Friends may call at Peace Lutheran Church, 1954 Co. U, Green Bay (Kunesh)
from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 15th. The Funeral Service will be
celebrated at 11:30 Wednesday at the church, Pastor Don Behrendt

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, Ruth Bloesl, RN, FNP and
everyone at Green Bay Oncology, and all of their friends and family who
blessed them with their care and support.

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