Raymond Joseph Heim passed away peacefully on July 8, 2022 in the company of his loving
family. He was born in Milwaukee on April 11, 1928 to his parents, John M. Heim and Loretta
(Dobner) Heim. Ray was a graduate of St. John’s Cathedral High School in Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee
Extension, and UW-Madison (MS Degree). He honorably served his country as an Operating
Room Technician in the Army Medical Corps (in a MASH Unit) in Korea.
Ray was an accomplished athlete. He was a four-sport star for UW-Milwaukee Extension in the
1950’s. He captained the football and baseball teams for two years, lettered in basketball and
competed in Track. He won the Wisconsin Alumni Club award as the Extension Athlete of the
Year in 1954 and was later inducted into the UW-Milwaukee Hall of Fame.
His love of sports and gift for mentoring young men and women led to a successful career as a
high school teacher and coach. He coached football at Jefferson High School 1957-63,
Dodgeville High School 1963-66, and Platteville High School 1966-79. Coaching highlights
included Dodgeville’s conference championship in 1963 with the only perfect year in the
school’s history (8-0 record), four conference championships and five second place finishes at
Platteville, and selection as the head coach for the South All-Star Team for the Third Annual
Wisconsin High School Shrine Bowl Game. In 1985, Ray was inducted into the Wisconsin High
School Coaches Association Hall of Fame with a life-time record of 103-55-6. While his
statistical accomplishments are noteworthy, it was the lifelong friendships that he developed
and maintained throughout the years with his former students and players which he cherished
and of which he was most proud. Following his teaching and coaching career, Ray was
employed by Sentry Insurance Company.
Ray met the love of his life, Betty Ann Huber, in Delafield, WI. They were married on
September 3, 1955 and enjoyed over sixty-six years together. Ray and Betty have six children,
Paul (Julie), Mike (Cindy), Barb (Dan) Anderson, Dave (Rebecca), Karen (Steve) Myers-Bonander,
and Christin (Charlie) Hampton. Ray and Betty have 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was survived by his brother, Jack, and was preceded in
death by his son, Mike, grandchild, Adam Hampton, his parents, and his siblings, Genevieve
(Thompson), Richard, Margaret (Zellner), Ruth (Prestby) and Tom.
Ray was an active member of the local Catholic church in the towns in which he lived. He
enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and looked forward to the annual Memorial
Weekend campouts with other teachers’ families and friends. He loved to travel, bowl and
collect stamps and coins. It would be hard to find a bigger Packer, Badger, Brewer or Buck’s fan
than Ray. Besides the games, he really enjoyed the camaraderie with his friends at pre and
post game tail gates. Ray was a highly principled man, and a great and loyal friend to many.
Visitation will be from 9:30am – 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 20 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic
Church, located at 120 Nashotah Rd., Nashotah, WI. A Requium Mass celebrated by Rev.
Michael Strachota will start at 11:00 am. A reception will be held in the church hall
immediately afterwards. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association (
) or a charity of your choice. The family appreciates the
great care extended Ray by the staff at Shorehaven, especially by his personal care-giver, Terry
Williams. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at
for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.