Raymond S. North

February 21, 1972November 10, 2015
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After a year-long battle with cancer Raymond Spencer North died on November 10, 2015 in Houston, TX at the age of 43. He leaves behind his wife Betsy Herman North and his children Spencer (15), Allen (13), Alexandra (11) and Elise (8). Ray was born on February 21, 1972 to Clare and Robert North Sr. He grew up in Wheaton, IL in a loving family with two sisters and two brothers. He attended Wheaton North High School where he performed in musical theatre productions and choir. He also played the French horn in band and marching band. He was an Eagle Scout and he personified the Scout Law; always cheerful, kind, courteous, helpful and reverent. He graduated in June, 1990. Ray attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and studied engineering and music and that is where he met the love of his life Betsy Herman. They married on July 3, 1999 and relocated to Rolling Meadows, IL where they lived and began their family. Ray remained a brave, strong, kind and generous man, even throughout his year-long battle with Translocation Renal Cell carcinoma. Ray is survived by his wife and children and his mother Clare, his brother Randall (Nancy) North and his sisters Terri (Michael) Williams, Peggy (Graham) Cooley and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert North Sr. and his brother Robert Jr. (Linda) North. Visitation will be Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 3-8 PM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street (Northwest Hwy/Rt. 14 and Rand Road) Des Plaines. Prayers will be said Monday, November 16 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell Street, Arlington Heights for funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. The family would especially like to thank MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center and Glenbrook Northshore Hospital for their compassionate care throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Raymond S. North Memorial Fund (to benefit the children’s education) c/o Oehler Funeral Home.



  • Visitation Sunday, November 15, 2015
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 16, 2015


  • Interment

Raymond S. North

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carol adams

January 28, 2016

I am so very sorry to read about Raymond's death.
My sincerest condolences go with you and the family .
Carol Adams

Andy Grzesiak

November 16, 2015

As a fellow Go Health employee, Ray was always cheerful, friendly and had a wonderful spirit. I enjoyed working with him. He will be remembered for his kindness, and his work ethic. I will miss talking to him, and having him around, I was fortunate to say goodbye at the wake. I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort the family in this time of loss, and that they can be assured that he is in heaven, and they will meet again.

Tina Maldonado

November 16, 2015

Ray was a wonderful man - we loved working with him. Praying for you all during this impossible time....

With sympathy,

Margaret Beaird

November 16, 2015

I'm very sorry to not be able to be with you as you say goodbye to Ray, but I'm praying from home as you let go of this earthly tent of his.....He is with Jesus. MB

November 16, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in GOD during this time of sorrow PSALMS 95:1

Nicole Kilcoin

November 16, 2015

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Ray was an amazing person. I knew him from the University of Illinois Newman Center & Koininia. I am unbelievably saddened to see someone so precious leave this earth so soon. My prayers are with his wife, children, mother, & siblings. May God be with you. - Nicole Kilcoin

Mary Ann Squires

November 16, 2015

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I have many vivid memories of him and his sisters at Wheaton North High School and Ray graduated with my daughter at University of Illinois. I remember Ray performing in Godspell in high school and singing "Prepare Ye the Way of The Lord." I am sure God has prepared a way for Ray. God speed.

Jane Wanderer

November 16, 2015

We are so, so sad to hear of Ray's passing and feel very fortunate and privileged to have met him in June of this year. With love and sympathy,
Jane & Jennifer Wanderer

mary wright

November 16, 2015

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I am a real estate broker and a new ray when he was with Chicago funding.

Jean Cornelius

November 15, 2015

We can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for Ray's passing. May God be with you and provide a peace that passes all understanding.

The Cornelius Family