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“Rhea & family: I am so very sorry to hear of Ray's death. You are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Naomi Haycock - Chassell, MI

“As a twenty year employee of Angeli's, I have MANY memories of Ray. His energetic smile, kidding manner and work ethic made going to work easier. He...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: michelle kolbas - iron river, MI

“Rhea, I am so sorry to hear of Ray passing. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time. Love and Gods Blessings. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kim Flood - friend

“I cant tell you how sad I am to have come across Rays obit. What a hell of an employee! I would always entrust Ray with my select vehicles when I...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Rex Angeli - Iron River, MI

Ray G. Hendershott,

77, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Ray was born January 21,1936 in Flint, MI, son of the late Casper and Emma (Roth) Hendershott. He was raised in Flint and attended Calvary Lutheran School through the eighth grade. He married the former Rhea Brooks on October 6, 1954 in Lansing, MI. Ray worked for General Motors in Flint for sixteen years. After leaving General Motors, they moved their family to Iron County. Ray worked for the Iron County Housing Authority, Dickinson Homes, Angeli's Market and then retired from Angeli's Chrysler in 2003.

He was a former member of the Crystal Falls Masonic Lodge and Shriners. Ray also was a member of the Sno-Cats Snowmobile Club. He loved to gamble and enjoyed traveling to casino's around the country. He also enjoyed building projects, gardening, reading Louis L'amour western novels and lovingly tormenting his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son Ray C. Hendershott in 2009, two brothers Dale and George Hendershott and one sister Joyce Brown.

He is survived by his wife Rhea; daughters, Robin Upperstrom of Delavan, WI and Roxann (Henry) Perry of Crystal Falls; his sister, Vera Town of Owosso, MI; grandchildren, Cory and Craig Upperstrom, Ryan (Torina) Hendershott, Justin, Kelsey and Haley Perry. Many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 19th, from 10:00-11:00am at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:00am Monday at United Lutheran Church followed by a luncheon. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Ray Hendershott online at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.