Raymond C. Falnes
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Raymond Curtiss Falnes, 85, of Hot Springs Village, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation. He was born March 2, 1927, in Austin, Minn., to John and Esther Falnes. Ray served in the Navy at the end of World War II. He married Merilyn Falnes on May 28, 1949, in Rockford, Ill. He spent his working career with various automobile repair facilities in Rockford. He and Merilyn built two homes in Rockford, they enjoyed years of camping and water skiing on Wisconsin lakes before building their lake house on Apple Canyon Lake, Ill. In 1984, they retired to Hot Springs Village, where Ray enjoyed making new friends, golfing, bowling, totem pole and character wood carving.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Merilyn, who passed away in December of 2012.
He is survived by two sons, Alan (Valarie) of Appleton, Wis., and Ronald, of Waukesha, Wis.; five grandchildren, Kristen, Ryan (Trine), Curtis, Rebecca and Chelsea; and five great-grandchildren, Isabel, Yoni, Annabelle, Alex and Theo. He is also survived by his sister, Sandra, and his brother, Gary. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil and Donald, his sister, Marilyn, and his grandson, Matthew.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Caruth Village Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Village United Methodist Church, 200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village, AR. The family would like to thank the Lester Dierksen Memorial Hospice for their care of Ray.
Guests may register at http://www.caruth-hale.com.