Raymond William Baruth Jr.

April 13, 1929October 4, 2013

R.W. "Bill" Baruth Jr. died peacefully at his home in Crystal Lake, on October 4th, 2013 . He was a Navy veteran and worked as an independent sales rep in the packaging industry. He was a volunteer Little League Coach for over 20 years, a member of the Libertarian Party for 40 years and active with the Toastmasters Club of Crystal Lake.He was a man who lived a life of quiet dignity. He loved, cherished & protected those who he cared about most. He was honest & ethical. He was deeply respected & admired by everyone who knew him. He was deeply loved by many & will be truly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by the mother of his children, Barbara, children Ray, Wendy (Tom) , Lisa (Mike), and Billy (Kathy), four grandchildren Cameron, Erika, Dillon and Ben and sisters Fran Holt and Alice (Dan) Spillard, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A memorial visitation will be from 3-9 pm on Tues, Oct 8 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 10 am until the service at 11 am on Wed, Oct 9 at the funeral home. Interment will be private.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Raymond William Baruth Jr.

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Dillon Mueller

January 10, 2014

I will always love you grandpa, i'll sure miss the visits to Illinois, But mostly i'll miss you.

Fran Holt

October 30, 2013

Bill was my childhood playmate. He was my big brother. But mostly he was my friend. I loved him. I'll miss him.

October 28, 2013

"To My Uncle Bill, we loved you very much! I know the miles kept us from seeing each other more often, but the times we had to spend together were great!! you will be Greatly missed by Me and My daughter Jacklyn" Love you!

Alice Spillard

October 16, 2013

He was my big brother. I loved him. I miss him.

Lance Epach

October 15, 2013

I will always remember Bill as a great man and leader. I have great memories of Mr.Baruth ,a man who could give great advice. He will be missed.

Sheila Wallace

October 13, 2013

I have not truly known this amazing man except by default of knowing his offspring and family in the past; however, I am able to say that he was an exceptionally brilliant man by just meeting and, having met his beautiful, talented, compassionate, and" think outside the box" offspring, (especially his son Ray Jr) He was the person I knew closely. To say one is" survived" means that they are carried on through family legacy for undeterminable eons. No stronger honor to legacy exists than what R.W. has produced, his children, and through them will be living on within all hearts of his family, friends, and aquaintenances...tThe ultimate, immortal honor.

Will Hsiung

October 8, 2013

Had the privilege of knowing Bill through Toastmasters since 2000. He's a very unique individual who gave us plenty of fun memories throughout the years. Don't think we'll ever see someone like him again.

Cousin Cole

October 8, 2013

Thanks, Bill, for being a part of my life. We were never at a loss for words, you and I, and I especially enjoyed your stories of my dad from many years ago. I'll miss them. I'll miss you. You and yours are in my thoughts.

Bob Chikos

October 7, 2013

I'm so glad to have know Bill. We have so many wonderful stories that bring laughs. When someone said Martina's last name wrong, he would shout "Ma-TEE-sen", or when he told me about how he got out of a traffic ticket by using logic, or many other stories, he shared, he filled our lives with joy!


October 7, 2013

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