Raymond G. Quasius Jr. passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2021 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. He was 82 years old.
Ray was born March 11, 1938 in Sheboygan, the son of Raymond Quasius Sr. and Lorett (Maratic) Quasius. He graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1956, and then furthered his education at Lakeland College. He later then finalized his education at Marquette University and earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering with a certification from the State of Wisconsin. After graduation, Ray worked with his father (Ray Sr.) and uncle Leslie at Quasius Bros. Construction and eventually served as the president. He retired in January 1994.
He formerly served as the president of the Sheboygan Contractors Association and served on various boards which including Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan, Camp Evergreen, Elks Lodge #229, Fox Valley Contractors Association, Board Walk Caper VI, and was a former member of the Sheboygan Yacht Club.
Ray enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, and boating with his friends and family. He loved spending his summers at the cottage on Cedar Lake where he enjoyed many pontoon boat rides, tubing with his grandkids, and being a part of the local boat parade. During the winter months, he spent his time in Fort Myers Beach where we enjoyed biking, playing bridge, and sitting on the lanai watching the boats and sunsets.
Ray is survived by his children, Raymond (Mary) Quasius III, Typton “TJ” Quasius, Heather Quasius, Julie (Troy) Batzel, and Kimberly (Ventura) Homs. He is further survived by his two granddaughters, Courtney and Abbey Quasius; and three grandsons, Brandon and Joshua Batzel and Addison Homs; brother and sisters Dennis Quasius, Diane (Chuck) Greenwood, and Heidi Quasius-Batzner; and his former wife Peggy Quasius.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Suzy Watson; and his former wife Karen O’Brien.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at St. John United Church of Christ, 1248 Lincoln Ave. in Sheboygan. The Rev. Gregory Whelton will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ray’s name are suggested to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Please visit www.ballhornchapels.com for additional information or online condolences.
“When I must leave you for a little while - Please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake and for my name live on and do all things the same, feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die for I am waiting for you in the sky!”