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Obituary
Ray Offill

Ray
Offill


January 16, 1945
to
February 2, 2020

 

Raymond Leroy Offill, 75, of Centralia passed away, surrounded by the love and support of his family, Sunday, February 2, 2020 at his home in Centralia, IL. He was born on January 16, 1945 the son of Gilbert and Mildred (Wilson) Offill in Fairbury, IL. He married the love of his life, Donna Schlabowske on November 26, 1969 in Forrest, IL and she survives in Centralia.

Along with his beloved wife of 50 years, Donna Offill, survivors remain that will smile when remembering Ray’s sense of humor include his adoring children, Todd Ray Offill (Marsali) of CA, Trent Ray Offill (Suzanne) of TN, Kevin Ray Offill (Shannon) of CA, and Kara Jean Regnier of Centralia, IL; 11 cherished grandchildren; 12 adorable great-grandchildren with one great-grandchild on the way; and caring sisters, Linda Olsinski (Robert) of FL, Debby Burks (Roger) of FL, Sandy McGhee (Dave) of IL.

Mr. Offill was preceded in death by both his parents, Gilbert and Mildred Offill.

Mr. Offill was honored to serve in the United States Airforce during Vietnam. Upon returning home from military service, Ray and his wife Donna raised their family in Wisconsin. Once they moved to Centralia, Ray was a loyal employee at Littelfuse and then worked at Gilster Mary Lee for 16 years. Those he worked with felt Ray was a great mentor as he was fair, firm, patient with situations and others at work. Ray worked hard and also knew how to relax and have fun with family and friends. Awesome memories were made while Ray and his friends and family enjoyed time in nature. Four-wheeling trips, and amazing times spent around the campfire where Ray could share his sarcastic, and dry, but witty sense of humor will be treasured memories for those he loved. He also took joy in fishing off the dock and hunting for the “big buck”. Ray was so proud of his grandbabies and was so honored to be called “Grampa”. He would look forward to the times spent with his grandbabies and always took time to make each one of them feel special. Ray will be remembered as a good man that was devoted to, and protective of his family. His legacy will carry on.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is honored to be assisting the family of Ray Offill with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date by the family. Memorials may be made in Ray’s honor to Six Lemons, a local organization that helps families whose lives have been touched by cancer, and will be accepted at the funeral home in Centralia. Online condolences and memories of Ray may be shared with the family by visiting wwwmaczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.