Raymond J. Michel, 77, from Naperville IL, died on Friday, October 15, 2021. He was born on February 20, 1944 in Dixon IL to Mildred (Gehant) and Raymond Michel. Beloved husband of Cynthia nee Clark of 57 years. Adoring father of Patrick (Susan) Michel, Christopher (Ann) Michel, Kate (John) Kowalski. Dear grandfather of Ashley (Robert) Saylor, Evan Michel, Kevin Michel, Grace Michel, Ryan Michel, Madeline Kowalski, Gavin Kowalski and Paige Kowalski. He is also survived by beloved cousin Rose Ann Saylor. Ray grew up in West Brooklyn, IL, where he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Rose and Frank Gehant. He graduated from Mendota High School in the 1962 class. After graduation, he worked for the FBI while attending Strayer College in Washington DC, where he earned a degree in accounting. Ray worked for the FBI as an agent for 35 years and as a contractor for 15 years. Ray loved spending time with his family more than anything, and he especially loved spending time on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. Instead of donating flowers to the Society of Former FBI Special Agents; https://www.socxfbi.org/SFSA/SFSA/Donate/FoundationGeneralFund.aspx or Lurie Children’s Hospital; www.luriechildrens.org, remembering Ray would be grateful. The visitation will take place on Monday, October 25, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Friedrich Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540 October 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Internment will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Brooklyn IL. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrichjones.com
Published by Naperville Sun on October 20, 2021.