Keith was a teacher at C.W. Otto Junior High School in Lansing for 28 years, retiring in 1985. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from MSU with a Bachelor degree, but was a loyal U of M fan! Keith enjoyed golf and gardening. He was devoted to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always made time for them.
Surviving are: his wife of 52 years, Rosemarie; 5 children, Cay (Jim) Warner, Roger (Renea) Raymond, Julie Raymond, Carole (Allan) Morrison and Randi (Steve) Pratt; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, William (Jennifer), Elizabeth, Ben, Joshua, Cary, Rebecca, Justin, Erika and Abbey; 3 great-grandchildren, Ariannah, Dylan and Cassidy; 6 sisters-in-law, Joann (Pete) Jacobs, Mary Jane Jakovac, Kate Jakovac, Nancy (Doug) Watters, Bonnie (Paul) Armbrustmacher and Mary Ellen Jakovac; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Sophie Raymond.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, with Rev. William J. Koenigsknecht and Rev. John P. Klein as celebrants. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Monday, and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Resurrection Food Bank or St. Vincent de Paul Society in memory of Keith Raymond.