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Raymond S. North

February 21, 1972 - November 10, 2015
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After a year-long battle with cancer Raymond Spencer North died on November 10, 2015 in Houston, TX at the age of 43. He leaves behind his wife Betsy Herman North and his children Spencer (15), Allen (13), Alexandra (11) and Elise (8). Ray was born on February 21, 1972 to Clare and Robert North Sr. He grew up in Wheaton, IL in a loving family with two sisters and two brothers. He attended Wheaton North High School where he performed in musical theatre productions and choir. He also played the French horn in band and marching band. He was an Eagle Scout and he personified the Scout Law; always cheerful, kind, courteous, helpful and...
After a year-long battle with cancer Raymond Spencer North died on November 10, 2015 in Houston, TX at the age of 43. He leaves behind his wife Betsy Herman North and his children Spencer (15), Allen (13), Alexandra (11) and Elise (8). Ray was born on February 21, 1972 to Clare and Robert North Sr. He grew up in Wheaton, IL in a loving family with two sisters and two brothers. He attended Wheaton North High School where he performed in musical theatre productions and choir. He also played the French horn in band and marching band. He was an Eagle Scout and he personified the Scout Law; always cheerful, kind, courteous, helpful and reverent. He graduated in June, 1990. Ray attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and studied engineering and music and that is where he met the love of his life Betsy Herman. They married on July 3, 1999 and relocated to Rolling Meadows, IL where they lived and began their family. Ray remained a brave, strong, kind and generous man, even throughout his year-long battle with Translocation Renal Cell carcinoma. Ray is survived by his wife and children and his mother Clare, his brother Randall (Nancy) North and his sisters Terri (Michael) Williams, Peggy (Graham) Cooley and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert North Sr. and his brother Robert Jr. (Linda) North. Visitation will be Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 3-8 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street (Northwest Hwy/Rt. 14 and Rand Road) Des Plaines. Prayers will be said Monday, November 16 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell Street, Arlington Heights for funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. The family would especially like to thank MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center and Glenbrook Northshore Hospital for their compassionate care throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Raymond S. North Memorial Fund (to benefit the children's education) c/o Oehler Funeral Home.

"Betsy: I am so very sorry to read about Raymond's death. My sincerest condolences go with you and the family . Always, Carol Adams" carol adams (Glenview, IL)

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