Obituary: Raymond T. Garlock, 75

Raymond T. Garlock, 75, of Whitewater, WI passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. 

Ray was born on December 11, 1947 in Fort Atkinson, WI, the son of Donald and Inez (Barnes) Garlock. He grew up in the Palmyra area and after his schooling worked as a Laborer for the majority of his working career. Ray was good with his hands and enjoyed fixing things. He worked at Pal Steel for a number of years and enjoyed his time there. He also worked as a cement truck driver for over 10 years, and was most recently employed by the City of Whitewater at the compost site.  On May 10, 1986, Ray was united in marriage to Vicki Meisner and the two would go on to share 37 years of marriage together. Ray had quite a few interests and liked to be busy doing something. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He also liked to tinker, fixing engines, vehicles, lawnmowers, and pretty much anything else that needed fixing. His appearance could come off as tough, but beneath his rough exterior was a caring and kind person. Ray was sociable and enjoyed talking and joking with others and would help a friend or neighbor in need. He also had a special connection with animals, especially his dogs and he leaves behind his heartbroken Springer Spaniel, Lucy, and Zeker. Ray will certainly be missed. 

He is survived by: his loving wife, Vicki Garlock of Whitewater; his sons, Matthew Beck of Seattle, WA, and Tom (Dana) Garlock of Whitewater; his granddaughter, Taylor Stachula; his sisters, Donna Skibbe of East Troy, Barb Krueger of Palmyra, and Joan “Pinkie” Garlock of Palmyra; and his brothers, Richard of Fort Atkinson, Harry “Red” (Darlene) of Palmyra, Robert (Chris) of Fort Atkinson, Jerry (Lori) of Palmyra, and Donald (Liz) of Whitewater. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his two daughters, Jody and Candie, and his brother, Daryl.

An Open House Celebration of Ray’s life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center in Whitewater, WI (341 S Fremont St, Whitewater, WI 53190).

The family wishes to thank all the nurses and doctors at Froedert Hospital and Horizon Hospice for their wonderful care of Ray.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Palmyra and Eagle, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit

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