Hallowell, Ray E.

Deceased: June 22, 2015

Service Information:

Visitation: Friday, June 26, 2015 4pm until 9pm
Funeral Service: Saturday, lying in state 9am until time of service 11am at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Belmont Ave.
Interment: Monday June 29th 1pm at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL.


Raymond E. Hallowell, owner of Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL., beloved husband of Kristine (nee Ericson). Dear father of Adam, Robert and Skyler. Devoted son of Clyde and the late Ann. Fond brother of the late Robin Vocaty and the late Ronald (late Carol). Cherished uncle of Farah Vocaty and the late Jason Vocaty. Great uncle of 3. Proud son-in-law of the late Yolanda Ericson. Visitation at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Ave. Friday June 26th
from 4-9 PM. Funeral Saturday, lying in state at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Belmont Ave. from 9:00 AM until time of service 11 AM. Int. Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL., Monday June 29th at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National MS Society Greater Illinois Chapter, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 900, Chicago, IL, 60661, would be appreciated. For further info visit www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com or call 773- 472-6300


June 25, 2015

Clyde and Family,

So very sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers are with you

Bob Bruce, formerly of Kenny

June 25, 2015

Dear Kristine, Adam, Robby, Skyler, Mr. Hallowell,

Rev. Patti and I are devastated to know of Ray’s untimely passing.

Every family has witnessed and benefitted from Ray’s compassionate care and service in providing comfort and guidance through the difficult and delicate process of memorials and funerals. He was so cooperative with The Buddhist Temple of Chicago and other churches and likewise with non church-affiliated families that this is indeed a grave loss to the community at large. Serving on the Funeral Committee at BTC on so many occasions over decades, I have had the privilege of working first hand with him in this regard, with my own family and with temple families and can attest to his exemplary representation of the highest ideals of his profession. His humanity is legendary and will be sincerely missed.

Rev. Patti is out of country and I have another funeral to attend on Saturday morning on the south side, but I will be there Friday evening for the visitation. If there is anything that I can do in this time of your bereavement, please do not hesitate to call on me.

Please know that your many friends send their prayers for your peace and comfort.


Gary T. Nakai and Rev. Patti Nakai, Resident Minister, The Buddhist Temple of Chicago

June 25, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was certainly a kind & caring person and the world will be a little dimmer without his light to shine on. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Candy Crang
Kenney, Il.

June 25, 2015

To Kris and family,

We are so sorry for your loss, a great man indeed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. Martin just turned to me said, “I never saw that guy in a bad mood. I will always remember how crazy he was and how much fun he had at that Christmas pancake breakfast.”

You and Ray were always so supportive and friendly of us and our business just a few doors down. We’ll be there for you as well on Friday and Saturday.

All our love,

Martin and Denise Cody

June 25, 2015

Dearest Kris, Adam, Robbie & Skyler,

We all want you to know that we are devastated by the news of Rays passing.
We wish we knew what to say but we are speechless. We would be glad to do anything that might help, so please don't hesitate for a minute to give us a call.

We are doing all we know how right now by lifting you all up in prayer.

With Much Sympathy, along with Much Love,

Bill, Cathy, Gage, Shari, Laura, Bob and Dylan

June 25, 2015

Me deepest condolences we are all so heartbroken about this. My family has known Ray for years and helped us above and beyond. We didnt see our family members going anywhere else cause he gave us so much support. So thank you Ray rest with the Angels where you deserve to be. Crying as I write always in our hearts we have loss a family member. Praying for your family.

Love Porfirio & Diane Castro also Rodriguez and Nieves Family