Ray John Schubert, 56, of Galesville, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
He was born January 20, 1952, in La Crosse, WI, to Carl and Margaret (Gibson} Schubert. Ray was a 1970 graduate of Trempealeau High School. On October 26, 1974, he married Mary Smith at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Galesville and together they celebrated 34 years of marriage. He was a founding member of the G-E-T First Responders, a member of the Galesville Area Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, 17 of that as an officer including five years as the fire chief. He worked for Westfalia Surge for over 30 years in many capacities, most recently as a manufacturing engineer until his illness no longer allowed him to work.
Ray was a jack of all trades. He could design and build almost anything you brought to him, whether it be woodworking, machinery or to design a room. His grandson, Ethan, often was heard saying “give it to Grandpa, he can fix it, he can fix anything.”
Survivors are his wife, Mary; a daughter, Brooke Rae Schubert of Columbia, MO, a son, Jonathan Ray Schubert of Trempealeau, WI, Jon’s son, Ethan Kyle Schubert, brothers: Henry (Marion) Schubert of Neosho, MO, Lee (Penny) Schubert of Galesville, sisters, Mary (Mike Guy) Bomson of Sparta, WI, Anita (George} Hegard of Winona, MN, a sister-in-law, Marie Schubert of Trempealeau and their families.
He is further survived by Mary’s family, Brookes and Dorothy Smith, Pat and Gerry Eichman, Kent Jacobson, Kathy Kujak, Bonnie and Bill Truax, Becky and Bob Harris, Sandy and Dave Salsman, Mike (Nancy King) Smith, Dan and Paula Smith and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don Schubert, a niece, Billi Jo Schubert and a sister-in-law, Barb Jacobson.
Funeral services will be II:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2009, from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galesville, with Fr. Edmund Doerre officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, WI.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel assisted the family.