HOLMEN — Raymond C. Purnell Jr., 71, Holmen died Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017.

As a “Boy Scout for life,” he knew to always be prepared; his first scout leader, his dad, would be proud to know Ray was prepared for his final trip home. As a Special Olympics coach, he knew to “go with the flow,” his athletes will be happy to know he did just that all through his final battle.

Ray’s bother, Gary (Kay) Purnell; and sister. Lois (Warren) Brandt; son, Ryan (Jenny) Purnell; with stepchildren, Travis Sobeck and Dani Jo Huhn; will be comforted in knowing he was at peace with his wife, Lora Purnell, by his side on his final journey. Ray’s dad, Raymond Purnell Sr., and his mom, Elvira Purnell,greeted him with open arms upon his arrival.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family. Service details will be announced on couleecremation.com.

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