2013-03-21 / Obituaries

Raymond Charles Pillack


Raymond Charles Pillack, 76, of Orange Grove, Texas and formerly of Austin, Texas passed away on March 5, 2013 in Orange Grove. He was born May 4, 1936 in Fedor, Texas to Ben and Lydia Pillack. Raymond grew up in Orange Grove and graduated from Augua Dulce High School. He had known Ruby Mary Ann Winkler from an early age and they were married in 1962. They moved to Austin and Raymond owned and operated Ray’s Garage for 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as hunting in Harper, Texas with his nephews, great nephew and niece. He loved attending family gatherings, holidays and playing 42. He was a long time member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Ray took pride in graciously taking care of his loving wife, Ruby, for 48 years until she passed away in 2010.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gilbert Pillack, Edwin Pillack, Clarence Pillack, his brothers-in-laws Arlon Funke, George Kieschnick, and Erwin Winkler, his sister-in-law Ruth Pillack; Clarence Proske, nephew; 1 great-nephew, Jay Pronk.

He is survived by his brothers, Roland Pillack and his wife, Norma, of Des Moines, Iowa, Herbert Pillack of Centerville, Texas; his sister, Evelyn Funke of Orange Grove; brother-in-law, Raymond Zoch of Irving, Texas; sisters-inlaw, Edna Kieschnick of Lincoln, Texas, Bernice Winkler of Giddings, Texas, and Helen Pillack of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

A funeral service was held and officiated by Rev. Kevin Westergren at 10:00 a.m on Saturday, the 9th of March 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1500 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas. Interment followed in Cook- Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Justin Kieschnick, Fritz Kieschnick, Johnny Kieschnick, Jake Rivera, Danny Winkler, Brian Funke, Tim Pillack, and John Pillack.

In lieu of flowers and the customary remembrances, memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Hour or Redeemer Lutheran Church, both at 1500 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78757.

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