Raymond F. Lilja

Raymond F. Lilja was born in Alta on March 17, 1933 and died on March 25, 2018 at 85-years-old.

Ray graduated from Alta High School in 1950, and he enjoyed attending his class reunions. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Military Honors and Committal Prayers to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. at noon on Friday, April 6.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Hjalmer and Anna Lilja; his brother Carl Lilja; and his wife Dorothy Anderson Lilja. 

He is survived by his son, Kenneth Raymond Lilja; and his two grandchildren, Carl Lilja and Gail Lilja of Snellville, Ga.; and by his loving companion of 26 years, Sandy Casey of Palos Hills, Ill. and her children and grandchildren.

Ray was a very caring and lovable person, and he would help anyone. He will be greatly missed.