The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Raymond Poppe


January 18, 2018

On January 9, 2018 Raymond "Ray" Ernest Poppe went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ. Born on May 9, 1931 in Highbridge, Wisconsin to Ernest and Mae (Newell) Poppe, Ray lived in Highbridge until 1947. He, his dad, and youngest sister Delores "sis" moved to Molalla, Oregon after his mom died. He was 16. Ray went to school in Mellen, Wisconsin from elementary school until he was a junior in high school. He graduated from Molalla High school in 1949. Upon graduation, Ray entered the United States Air Force. He was in active duty for four years and spent much of his time in Germany. He was in the reserves for twenty years.

After the service, Ray began his career in wood products. He worked for Crown Zellerbach in the divisions of Molalla and Seaside, Oregon and Sekiu and Cathlamet, Washington. In 1981, Ray began working for NW Hardwoods as a mill manager in Arlington and Centralia Washington as a log buyer.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Jayne; his two sons Steve (Sue) and Russ (JoAnn) and daughter Moni and beloved nephew Mike. He had seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Ray is predeceased by his parents, Ernest (1985) and Mae (1945), brothers Leo, Bob, and Jack; sister Dorothy "Dot" and Delores "Sis."

Services will be at Peace Lutheran Church in Chehalis, Washington with interment at Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis. The family has chosen Peace Lutheran Church and Assured Home Hospice for contributions in Ray's honor. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.


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