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Raymond Haen

Nov 20, 1947 - Apr 08, 2020


Raymond Haen, age 72, of Sheboygan, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at home after a courageous and long fought five-year battle with cancer. He was born in Sheboygan on November 20, 1947, the son of the late Raymond and Catherine Haen. Raymond attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1966. On January 3, 1970, he was united in marriage with Rosemary Ruehr at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Raymond was a very dedicated worker as a Project Manager, at both Bray Associates and Quasius Construction, until his retirement. He also served in the United States Army Reserve. Raymond was involved in many community organizations in the Sheboygan area including the Sheboygan Water Utility Board, Sheboygan Architectural Review Board, R.C.S. Empowers Board, and many Sheboygan Area School District Committees. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family at their cottage on Pearl Lake where he taught his children and grandchildren to water ski. He also enjoyed his Corvette, R/C cars, and marching in Classic Reunion Drum Corps with his niece Deb.
Raymond is survived by his three children, Kevin (Andrea) Haen of Sheboygan, Jeffrey (Susan) Haen of Cleveland, WI, Jennifer Haen of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, Lucas, Carter, Nicholas, Noah, Autumn, Jordyn and Cameron; sister, Marjorie (Richard) Hahn of Sheboygan; niece, Deb (Rudy) Mahler of Sheboygan and two sisters-in-law, Judith Krebsbach of Sheboygan and Nancy (David) Papendieck of Plymouth. Raymond is further survived by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary and his parents.
A private family service will be held at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home in Sheboygan. During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home’s “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a ribbon to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to All hugs need to be received by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. A public visitation and mass will be scheduled at a later date, with details to be published in the Sheboygan Press at that time.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Comfort Keepers, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and Aurora Home Hospice for their care of Raymond.



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Gretchen Thomes

I got to know Ray through my position with SASD with the many construction projects he worked on with us. I appreciated his integrity and his endless commitment to help. He will be missed! Go with God, Ray, and join your lovely Rosemary!

Gerald Van De Kreeke

My sincere sympathy to Ray's entire family. I had the pleasure of knowing Ray personally for many years and while serving, with him, on the Sheboygan Board of Water Commissioners and the RCS Empowers Board of Directors. Ray was a dear friend and I will miss our discussions about Sheboygan, Corvette's and numerous other topics.

Jodie Zajkowski

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our condolences to you. Mark and Jodie and family

Rob Vandevrede

My sympathy on the loss of your father. My his memory be eternal.

Larry & Jan Bray

As an early member of Bray Architects, Ray was an integral part of the firm's success. He was a true design and construction professional. Many of the area;s buildings are a reflection of his talents. Our sincere sympathies to the entire Haen family.

Roger & Judy Muetzel

We send our deepest sympathies to Ray's children and family at this difficult time. It was always enjoyable to discuss Corvettes with him. We hope your memories of happier times spent as a family will give you all much peace and comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Geoffrey Bray

My deepest Condolences. Ray was a great friend and teacher, he taught me about architecture and life, he will be missed by all.


I am glad to have had the pleasure to work with Ray. He always had a smile everyday and enjoyed talking with everyone. He willed be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Gary Hauch

I was sorry to hear of Rays passing. He was a great person and I have good memories of him. I will miss racing Rc cars with him and the others in the group. I will always remember how welcome he made me feel when we were together. I remember how excited he was when he purchased the corvette and he came out to McDonald's and showed me it. I also remember how great his attitude was as he went through the issues caused by his cancer. The last time I called him he was eating breakfast. he stopped and we chatted abut many things and remeniced about the past. As to Ray's family, I offer my condolences to you. I know you will miss him as well I. May God Be with you and he with him.

Ron Van Rooyen

Ray was a dedicated long term RCS Empowers board member who was always available when needed. He was a model board member who provided excellent guidance and personally guided the organizations buildings design, construction, and maintenance. His expertise was invaluable to the success of RCS and many other community organizations. Ray and I developed a close friendship over many years. Sincere condolences to his family and friends who will miss his many qualities.

Cheryl Barrett and Kurt Kaiser and Family

I know that my Redeemer lives. What comfort this sweet sentence gives! He lives, he lives, who once was dead. He lives, my ever-living Head. He lives to bless me with his love. He lives to plead for me above. He lives my hungry soul to feed. He lives to bless in time of need. He lives to grant me rich supply. He lives to guide me with his eye. He lives to comfort me when faint. He lives to hear my soul's complaint. He lives to silence all my fears. He lives to wipe away my tears. He lives to calm my troubled heart. He lives all blessings to impart. He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend. He lives and loves me to the end. He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing. He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King. He lives and grants me daily breath. He lives, and I shall conquer death. He lives my mansion to prepare. He lives to bring me safely there. He lives! All glory to his name! He lives, my Savior, still the same. Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: "I know that my Redeemer lives!" He lives! All glory to his name! He lives, my Savior, still the same. Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: "I know that my Redeemer lives!"

Bill Schlegel

I am very sorry to hear that Ray has passed away. He is now back with the love of his life Rosemary. I have known Ray 45 years or more. I worked on projects with him at Brays and then we worked together at Quasius Const..He was one of the greatest guys I have ever known, and I am a better person because of our friendship. Ray can never be replaced, we just need to adjust without him here on earth. God just received one heck of a angel. My Prayers and thoughts are with all of his family. Bill Schlegel

Jim Slapikes

Hi - I grew up with Ray - on 14th st., one block over. We used to build model cars together, play catch, play bumper pool and mess with slot cars in his basement - ride bikes (he had a Corvette then too, a Schwinn Corvette) . I was sorry to learn of his cancer troubles, he fought against it as hard as it can be fought. I wish there could be a regular funeral for him, but right now it can't be done. I'm sorry for your loss, he was a good guy. Jim Slapikes

Adeline Klapperich

My deepest sympathy.

Karen Goebel

Hugs and love with my deepest sympathy go to the family.

Jen Kovacs

I have so many great memories of your dad. You have my sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs to all of you as you cope with this loss.

Jim Bahar

Jeff Kevin and Jennifer, you have my deepest condolences. Your dad was great man and whenever I go into the gathering space at St Pete's I'll be reminded of your dad because of his work on it. He is with your mom in heaven and he will always be with you in your hearts.

Karen Shikowski

Jen, I wish I could be with you and your family at this time. I truly know how much contact with friends can help at this time. Take good care of yourself. Karen