Ray Winton Kirk, 84, died June 21, 2012, at Frederic Nursing and Rehab Center.
Ray was born August 31, 1927, to Leon and Margaret (Robertson) Kirk in Ladysmith. He grew up in Luck and served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Harriet Larson of Milltown on December 4, 1949. Daughters, Bernadine and Paula, were born to Ray and Harriet and they lived in Menomonie, Center City and Lindstrom, MN. Ray started working for his father, Leon, at Kirk Well Drilling located in Luck. He later bought the business and worked until his retirement when he sold it to his daughter, Paula, and son-in-law, Dan, and then worked for Kirk-Hischer Well Drilling until the age of 77.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Margaret Kirk and sister, Gladys Nielsen.
He is survived by wife, Harriet Kirk; daughters, Bernadine Kirk of Rice Lake and Paula (Dan) Hischer of Luck; sisters, Evelyn Johansen and Grace (Ted) Anderson of Luck and Marie Peterson of Eagan, MN.; grandchildren, Heather (Josh) Pouliot of Milltown, Danielle Hischer of Springfield, MO, and Kirk Hischer of Frederic; great-grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Pouliot and Ava Pearl Pouliot; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held by Pastor Ralph Thompson at Luck Lutheran Church on Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m. The family will be greeting visitors at the church starting at 10 a.m. Interment at the West Denmark Cemetery will follow the service and lunch will be provided in Luck Lutheran’s fellowship hall.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.