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RAYMOND S. NEBE
Raymond Stanley Nebe, 87, of Quincy, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday (May 16, 2018) in Blessing Hospital.
Born April 7, 1931 in Quincy, Ray was the son of Arthur G. and Iona Marie Thixton Nebe. He married Ingrid "Ing" Tank of Bremerhaven Germany on March 22, 1963. She survives.
Ray attended Franklin and St. Francis Schools and later attended John Wood Community College and Quincy College. Mr. Nebe enlisted in the United States Army on January 14, 1949 and served 14 months in Japan before being sent to Korea on July 18, 1950 where he served one year in the Korean War. He received several medals for his service including the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, three Army Commendations and Occupation of Japan medal. Mr. Nebe retired from military service in 1974 with 21 years of service to his country.
In 1980, Ray began his career in law enforcement with the Adams County Sheriff's Department, first as a dispatcher then as a jailer and later as a road Deputy. In 1986, Ray was appointed to serve with the Illinois State Police West Central Task Force as an undercover drug agent and spent 4 years with the agency. In 1990, Ray was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Quincy Exchange Club.
Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all playing golf. Like most fathers he especially enjoyed the times spent wth his family and his very close friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ingrid; their two children, Roy D. Nebe of Quincy and Trace Ann Huner (Todd) of Quincy; and his granddaughter Megan Huner of Quincy; and many nieces and nephews. Ray's family from a previous marriage include a daughter, Becky Lands (Terry); three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and an adopted son, Roger Nebe.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Marie Goehl, Iona Bailey, Royln Hughes, Vivian Dobey and Norma Robertson; and two brothers, Arthur Nebe and Robert Nebe.
Cremation has been accorded to Ray. Private graveside services wth Military Honors will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301.