Raymond Addison Fish, 74, of Grand Chain, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at his home.
Raymond was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Woodstock. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After his military service he moved to the Los Angeles, California, area and was an industrial cleaner. He later moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and was a farm hand and a computer specialist. Raymond was united in marriage with Joan Campbell on Apr. 1, 2000. They retired to Grand Chain in 2001 and operated a computer store, he and his wife Joan also ran the R & J Treasure Chest in Grand Chain. Raymond loved and was known for playing Santa Claus in the Karnak and Grand Chain communities and he was commonly known as Santa Claus.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Joan Stogsdill Campbell Fish; two sons, Jeffrey Fish of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Jamie Fish of Hebron; stepchildren, Ronald (Beverly) Campbell of Metropolis, Cynthia McConnell of Woodstock, Mark and Lori Campbell of Mesa, Arizona, Coleen and Sean Nolan of Boscobel, Wisconsin; three sisters, Jane Fish, Donna Fish and Barb (Oscar) Garza; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Don and Jane Robinson Fish; one brother, Al Fish.
Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Raymond Addison Fish will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the Ohio Chapel Church in rural Grand Chain. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the church. Tammy Horn will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Ohio Chapel Cemetery with Full Military Rites accorded by the United States Army Burial Detail Team and area veterans.
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Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak has been entrusted with the arrangements.