1958 Raymond 2016

Raymond Picl

November 8, 1958 — February 2, 2016

Raymond Louis Picl, Jr., age 57, of Peoria passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Ray was born on November 8, 1958 in Peoria to Raymond and Louise (Wuthrich) Picl, Sr.

He is survived by his fiancée, Vicky Gray and her son Devin Gray of Peoria; parents, Raymond Louis Picl, Sr. and Louise Picl, of Peoria Heights; two sisters, Susan (Jerry) DuBois of Morton and Sande (Russ) Peters of Dubuque, IA; one brother, Rick (Melanie) Picl of Peoria Heights; nephew, Tony DuBois; and three nieces, Jami DuBois, Mallory Picl, and Jessica Peters.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Ray graduated from Peoria Heights High School and Bradley University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

He currently worked at Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company and had previously worked at Amoco Oil Company for 10 years, Caterpillar Inc. for 10 years, and Malt-O-Meal Company for 14 years.

His passions included Genealogy, Disney, Facebook, and all things German. He loved to vacation in Longville, MN and spent many summer days cruising Long Lake on his pontoon boat with his family. Ray never knew a stranger; when you met Ray, you became his friend. He will be remembered for his humor and his loving heart. Ray was a "gentle giant".

He was a member of Peoria Heights Congregational Church and taught Sunday school at Bartonville Christian Church.

He was a member of many Masonic organizations including: Grandview Lodge #1112, Past Master Tremont Lodge No. 462 AFandAM, Pekin Chapter No. 25 RAM, Pekin Council RandSM, Eminent Past Commander Blaney Commander No. 5 KT, Past Grand Senior Warden Grand Commandery of Illinois KT, Valley of Peoria AASR, Past Sovereign Prince Peoria Council Princes of Jerusalem, St. Helena Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Mohammad Shrine Temple and the Dramads, Peoria Court Royal Order of Jesters, Past Master of Illini Council No. 243 AMD, Grand College of Rites and holder of the Grand Cross, Knights Occidental, Illinois College SRICF, and Mystic Tie Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

It was Ray's wish to be cremated. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM followed by Masonic Services at 8:00 PM at Peoria Heights Congregational Church. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the church, with visitation beginning one hour before.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Devin Gray's Educational Fund.

Raymond's online memorial website may be viewed at www.cumerford.com

Visitation

FEB 5. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 North Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Masonic Service

FEB 5. 8:00 PM (CST)

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 North Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Visitation

FEB 6. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 North Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Memorial Service

FEB 6. 11:00 AM (CST)

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 North Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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