Raymond C. Mulholland, 75, of rural Marissa, IL passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on the family farm west of Coulterville on February 16, 1937, son of Joe F. and Pearl, nee Hemphill, Mulholland. Ray was a 1955 graduate of Coulterville High School. He was united in marriage to Shirley Hermanns on April 7, 1956 at United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL. She survives.
He was a lifetime farmer and dearly loved his family.
Ray was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Trustee for many years. Ray was a 50 year member of the Marissa Masonic Lodge #881, Scottish Rites, Ainad Shrine and Randolph County Shrine Club and Eastern Star Amaryllis Chapter #750.
He served on the Board of Egyptian Electric for 30 years and on the Board of Southern Illinois Power Coop.
He was preceded in death by his parents. His father and mother-in-law – William and Norine Hermanns and brother-in-law William McKinley.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son Dwayne Mulholland and his wife Lana. Two granddaughters – Dana Fritsche and her husband Wesley and Bethany Borrenpohl and her husband Kenny and on great grandson Rhett Fritsche. Two sisters – Dorothy McKinley and Joan (Claude) Little. Two brothers – Robert (Helen) Mulholland and Leonard (Mary) Mulholland. Brother-in-law – Larry(Shirley) Hermans. Many nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tilden Presbyterian Church or the Shriners Hospital.
Visitation: Friends may call at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Masonic Services to held at 7:00pm) and on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Tilden Cemetery in Tilden, IL
We have lost a very good man he will be miss in so many ways, god let us keep you for awhile .Now god will take very good care of
Posted by: Josephine Price – Coulterville, IL – Friend Sep 13, 2012
Dear Shirley and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Jim Heinen called us yesterday. Earlier in the summer when we saw him we had inquired as to Ray’s health situation. Darold and I will never forget how wonderfully you and Ray have always treated us when we have seen you at meetings for the electrical power industry in Illinois. This will be a relationship we will truly miss.
Please accept our condolences of sympathy. May you find comfort in all the pleasant memories of the good times. We pray that God will give you peace during your time of grieving.
Darold and Helen Phillips
Posted by: Darold and Helen Phillips – Marshfield, MO – Egyptian Electric Sep 14, 2012
Dear Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Inc. Sep 14, 2012
The family is in our thoughts and prayers at this most diffucult time. I talked to Ray at my grandson’s graduation at the Coulterville Gym in May. I’m glad I had the chance to visit with him. May you find solace in the fact that he is home with his eternal Father. God bless you all.
Posted by: Dale & Ruth Knope – Coulterville, IL – classmate Sep 14, 2012
Though in Chicago today visiting our daughter, our thoughts/condolences are with your family.
Posted by: Dr. Michael Gewe – nashville, IL – optometrist Sep 15, 2012
To Dwayne and the entire family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. Please know that I and my family are thinking of you at this time and we hope you know that we are happy to call you friend and we grieve with you now. God bless you all. Brad Shubert and family.
Posted by: Brad Shubert – Coulterville, IL – Friend Sep 15, 2012
Shirley and family:
Helen Mulholland called and told me Ray passed away. I’m so sorry to hear this. I always thought he was a special man and delightful to be around. God bless you all.
Posted by: Jim Bouas – Bloomington, IL – friend and neighbor Sep 30, 2012