Raymond Attig  1921-2010

Raymond W. Attig, 89, Pontiac, died at 6:45 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 26, 2010) at Evenglow Tjardes Health Care Center in Pontiac. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, with the Rev. Ray Owens, the Rev. Scott Carnes and Deacon Michael An officiating. Burial will be at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, with full military rites accorded. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Memorials in Raymond’s name may be left to the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac; the Pontiac Public Library; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Raymond was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Cullom, a son of Lester and Millie Flessner Attig. He married Dorothy Mies in Pontiac on Sept. 2, 1944.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Dorothy Attig, Pontiac; one son, Tom (Carol) Attig, Batavia; three daughters, Sandra (John) Colvis, Phoenix, Ariz.; Carol (Ross) McConnell, Oregon, Ill.; and Diane (Jay) Scott, Lisle; his grandchildren, Steve Attig, Elizabeth Ott, Jeff Colvis, Nathan Colvis and Joel Birch; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marlene Flessner, Cullom.

Raymond was a graduate of Cullom High School and the University of Illinois and attended Columbia Midshipman’s School. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, and served in the South Pacific. After returning from World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and attended University of Illinois graduate school.

Raymond was a teacher and coach at Pontiac Township High School, an insurance claims specialist for Country Mutual for 38 years, and an Illinois High School Association football official. He officiated 300 high school sports games for 25 years, and was recognized as an honorary official with the Illinois High School Association.

Raymond was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity; the Pontiac Elks Club; the American Legion; and a former member of the VFW. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002


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