Raymond H. “Buck” Sleeman

Raymond H (Buck) Sleeman

Raymond H. “Buck” Sleeman

Raymond H (Buck) Sleeman, age 80, of Arkdale, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022 at home with his family.

Raymond was born on May 07, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin to Ray and Kathleen (Lock) Sleeman. In 1973 he moved his family to Friendship, WI and opened Friendship liquor store. His wife (Shirley) ran the store and he worked for Premo construction and bartended at Friendship Bar & Bowl. After his divorce from Shirley, he moved back to Racine, WI worked for a construction Union out of Illinois. In the 1990’s He moved back to Friendship, WI to be closer to his children and grandchildren. When he retired he did side jobs to earn extra money and stay busy. Raymond loved spending time with his family. He was quite the story teller. If you had a project you were working on he would always put his two cents in and explain why you should do it his way. He spent his last year in his own mobile home on his daughter and son in law’s property. He loved helping his family. His famous saying was” it’s like brand new still in the box”

He loved his deer hunting trips he took up north with his family and buddies. He had just told us he’s been hunting for 68 years. His ashes will be spread up north where they use to hunt by his nephew Jeff. He also enjoyed fishing on his grandsons boat and ice fishing with his daughter and son in law. He enjoyed the outdoors.

Raymond was preceded in death by: Ray Sleeman (father), Kathleen (Lock) Sleeman ( Mother), Cheryl Sleeman (daughter) and Toni Voss (granddaughter) and many more.

Raymond was Survived by: Daughters; Robin (Scott) Davis, Bobbie (Mike) Zant, Angel Shaske, Son; Anthony Sleeman, Sisters; Barb (John) Dohner and Bonnie (John) Anderson. Grandchildren; Dustin (Jess) Davis, Nick Davis, Tyler (Cait) Davis, Matthew Davis, Justin Shaske, Jessica (Chris) Kratz, Jamie Shaske, Jasmine Zant, Jodie (Chris) OBright, Kristen Voss, Rustie Aman, Nathan (Melissia) Sleeman, Brandon Sleeman, Ryan Sleeman, Dylan Sleeman and Sydney Feest. Great grandchildren; Aiden, Savannah and Everleigh Davis, Sebastian Brook, Seth McCauly, Taylon Browning, Annabella and Josh Black, Maddisyn, Reilly and Blain Shaske, Kennsley OBright, Arianna Zant-Torres, Gunner Tevenal, Hunter Hohenstein, Annalyn, Madelyn and Raelynn Aman, Isaiah, Logan, Adeline and Ivo Sleeman. Many more nephews & niece’s and his pride & joy kittens Missy and Tiger.

Celebration of life to be held on January 28, 2023 at Spot in the woods @ 2:00 p.m.

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  1. Linda Reuter says:

    Robin and family sorry for your loss

  2. valerie mecklenburg says:

    heartbreaking for the entirity of family… Memories live forever in our hearts. blessings & prayers for you.

  3. Monica Arndt says:

    I’m glad that Buck got to go home. I know he hated the hospital. My deepest sympathy to you all. You are in my prayers.

  4. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your loss

  5. Jeannette Woodruff Batki says:

    Shirley, Angel, Tony, Bobbie, Robin, Peggy: I am so sorry. What a guy! We sure had lots of good times, including Buck and Ray getting their deer before Thanksgiving dinner. Kathy and all the rest of us prepared the meal. Lots of card games and good fights! So many great grandkids already! I remember him as a lovabke rascal who knew how to enjoy life

  6. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We extend our sympathy to the Sleeman family on the loss of Buck.

  7. Pam Zindars says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Barb & Marv Bennett says:

    THAT should say, Buckys family.

  9. Barb & Marv Bennett says:

    Robin,Bobbie,Tony, and all of Becky’s family. We are so sorry for your loss. Hold on tight to memories.

  10. Teresa Marti says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Buck’s family. Rubber and Teresa Marti

  11. Annette M Palmer says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad Bobbie and Robin prayers for you all

  12. Mark & Peggy Wms Bond says:

    To the family so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to all