Raymond W. Endres

Type Value
Name Raymond W. Endres
Born 1923-05-27 Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
Gender F
Died 1946-06-30 Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
Buried Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
Type Value
Father Clarence A. Endres b. (1887-05-08) d. (1937-04-08, Saint James Hospital, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois)
Mother Grace Frieden b. (1893) d. (1934)
Married 1917-01-17


Type Value
Raymond W. Endres
Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois 2013-05-16



Chatsworth people were shocked and grieved Sunday (June 30) when word came from a hospital in Bloomington that Raymond Endres, 23, had died there at 5:55 Sunday morning.

The body was brought to his home in Chatsworth Monday and was viewed by many friends until the hour of the funeral Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. a. F. Timmins in Saints Peter and Paul church. Burial was in St. Patrick’s cemetery. The casket bearers were James Fraher, Joseph Ribordy, Clarence Culkin, Robert Milstead, Adolph Haberkorn and John C. Brown. The American Legion attended the services and gave him military honors.

Mr. Endres had not been feeling well for about a week but his illiness was not deemed serious enough to call a physician until Friday, when he suddenly became worse and was taken in the evening to St. Joseph hospital in the Roach ambulance, suffering from some kind of a virus infection. Saturday three physicians endeavored to diagnose and treat his illness without success. A post mortem was held shortly after death by a pathologist.

He was born on a farm, northwest of Chatsworth May 27, 1923, being the youngest son of Clarence and Grace Frieden Endres. He graduated from the Chatsworth high school with the class of 1941.

He enlisted in the navy, December 28, 1942, at Great Lakes and attended signal school at the U. of I., then was sent to the west coast and overseas. He served as signalman, first-class on the U.S.S. Titania; he fought in the Pacific area, having been in seven major campaigns. He was awarded four medals – Victory Medal, American Area; Asiatic-Pacific (five battle stars); Philippine Liberatin (two battle stars). He was honorably discharged January 12, 1946 and returned to his home in Chatsworth.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion and was beloved for his jovial position and cordiality. Prior to his enlistment he was employed as a clerk in the J.A. Baldwin store and was engaging in the insurance business when sickness overtook him.

Surviving are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Kenneth Hansen, of Hoopeston, and Mrs. Joseph Wittler and Fred Endres, of Chatsworth. The parents of Raymond and his two sisters and brother died when they were small but the four stuck together and maintained a home until after the war, and marriage separated them. The devotion of each for the others was unusual and commendatory.