William K. ‘Bill’ Raysby, Sr., age 74, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 27th, 2012

WILLIAM K. “BILL” RAYSBY, SR., age 74, of Lombard, died February 25 at Good Samaritan Hospital.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 1 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, followed by a visitation until 8 PM.  Interment is private.  Donations to New Hope Baptist Church of Naperville, P.O. Box 600, Naperville, IL, 60566 are appreciated.

Mr. Raysby is survived by his wife, Donna nee Olsen; his children:  William, Jr. (Donna) of Naperville, Michelle (Ken) Todd of Bolingbrook, Jeff (Katrina) of Norway, IL, Daniel (Kimberly) of Lombard; his grandchildren:  Heather (Nathan) Tschetter of Aurora, Tim of  Naperville, Kayla (Brett) Walker of Naperville, Amber Todd of Bolingbrook, Dustin of Lombard, Jason of Naperville, Marshall Todd of Bolingbrook, Ian of Lombard, Brittany of Lombard, Clayton Todd of Bolingbrook, Geneva Todd of Bolingbrook, Alyssa of Norway, IL, Courtney of Lombard, Briana of Norway, IL and C.J. of Norway, IL; his sister, Arvine Baasch of IL; his special friend Art (Claudia) Carlson of California and many other relatives.

Mr. Raysby was preceded in death by his brother, David.

Mr. Raysby was Seabee in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Alaska and the Philippines.  He lived in Lombard since 1960.  He was the owner and CEO of Raysby’s Development.  He won an award for his remodeling of the Harold Gray Home in Lombard.  He was active in his church as the Song Director.  He loved sharing the Gospel.  He sang in a barber shop quartet, West Towns Chorus and the Singing Men of Oak Brook.



6 Comments so far ↓

  1. My brother Willaim Karl Raysby Sr. was also preceded in death by our parents. His father(David). My name Arvine is Angel in English..if you would be so kind as to correct this and the location is Wisconsin, not Illinois. Ditlof E. Raysby Sr. and Mother Ceceile I. Trudeau Raysby. Thank you kindly, I remain his loving sister, Angel

  2. William not aim. sorry for typo.

  3. Father D (David) Ditlof E. Raysby Sr. & Mother Ceceile Trudeau Raysby

  4. My brother “Billy” was the honor singer for his High School homecoming East Leyden 1954 singing “Only a Rose”..he was 1st string football and other sports. He sang all four years in the ACapella Choir of East leyden under the direction of Daniel P. Tekasch. He sang in the United States Navy The Blue Jacket Choir..He also was with The Four Freshmen.and decided not to sing in the various types of places of alcohol establishments. He was a CB..construction builder and spent the entire service time in Adak, Alaska, the Phillipines, Okinawa and abroad..giving him what was know as short timer so he could discharge earlier with honors. He won his first place aweard in speed skating at age 12yrs. and was on the entire fromnt page of the Chicago Sun-Times News. He was a Letterman, pinned and extremely bright. I shall miss his Voice from God, his infectious smile, and his powerful hugs. Rest in peace my oler brother! Amen!

  5. Barbara A. Whittington says:

    So very sad to hear of the passing of Bill. My husband Raymond served with Bill in the seabees. Raymond was able to reconnect with Bill a year or so before Bill’s death. Sadly Raymond passed away Nov. 2013.
    RIP Bill.

  6. Miss ya Dad but looking forward to connecting again in heaven…you were a great leader and model for me…I recall one of your more favorite songs that we as a family were able to sing at your funeral…I’m sure you were smiling…here are the words including his reference to “Bill”…I’m justified I’m happy in Jesus today. The sins I’ve committed are all in the past. They’ll never condemn me for he holds me fast. I’m justified, I’m justified. I’m happy in Jesus today.oh God held a great flowing balance and one side was waiting for me. The other side held such perfection as God had demanded there be.. And God held a scale in the middle and my side soared high with my sin. I cried for my side to be balanced and Jesus the Savior stepped in.
    I came to the river destruction and bridge that went over was long my burden too large for the crossing kept me from that city I saw. I wept in despair for deliverance my burden was all of my sin. Then Jesus took all on his shoulders and told me BILL “You’re free. Enter in.”

    Love ya and miss ya !! Your oldest son…

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