OBITUARY

Raymond Anthony Mikelonis

October 8, 1951September 12, 2020

Raymond Anthony Mikelonis Obituary

After a long and courageous battle against kidney cancer Raymond "Ray" Anthony Mikelonis died peacefully at his home on September 12th, 2020 in Haslett, MI at the age of 68. Ray was born on October 8th, 1951 in Jackson, MI to Raymond and Gabriele Mikelonis. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 with a degree in microbiology and public health. He married Anotnia Sanchez 6 months after being set up on a blind date by her sister and friend. Over the next 8 years, the couple welcomed 3 children into their home. His children remember him as a funny, passionate and unique individual who showed his love to others by preparing amazing food and inviting all sorts of friends and family over for dinner over the years. Ray held various sales jobs throughout his lifetime, following his passion to ultimately work in sales promoting health and nutrition products. Ray is survived by his wife, Antonia Mikelonis; children, Alejandro (Stephanie) Mikelonis, Gabriela (Alexander) Blank, Elena (Timothy) Athans; siblings, grandchildren Timothy Athans and Grayson Ertle, mother Gabriele Mikelonis of Stockbridge and siblings Joseph Mikelonis of Mason, MI, Thomas Mikelonis of Stockbridge, MI, Peter Mikelonis of Rochester, MI, Mary Perkins of Vancouver, WA, and Rita Smith of Highland, MI. He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Mikelonis of Stockbridge, MI. A closed viewing and funeral service will be held at Gorseline Runciman Funeral Home EAST LANSING CHAPEL scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. A short burial service will be held at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos, MI will be at 2:15 p.m. with a reception following at his daughter Gabriela’s home in Haslett, MI. All are welcome to attend the burial and reception. Pastor Bob Wessels of Trinity Church will officiate the ceremony. The family would like to thank McLaren Hospice for their support and efforts in his final weeks.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

Raymond Anthony Mikelonis

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Robert Bates

September 17, 2020

Ray, remembering you dear friend. Is this the Ray Mikelonis who was a distributor with Stemtech? I enjoyed knowing you Ray....sorry for your loss dear family members....Robert Bates in Tennessee..

Anselmo Rodriguez

September 17, 2020

I knew Ray as we both together served on several business organizations. Most of all I remember Ray as a very quiet caring GOOD man. Many of us knew him in the greater Lansing Area. Rest in Peace my friend. Condolences to the Mikelonis Family.

Helen Wilson-Zahorec

September 16, 2020

Wanted to offer my deepest condolences to Ray’s family, he was a great man and I am so glad that I got to know him through the Insights group in Howell Michigan May his memory be a blessing I am sending prayers and blessings to the entire family. Again my very deepest condolences.

Andrea Olivas

September 16, 2020

Hi Mikelonis family,

I am so saddened to hear about your loss! My family and I were very blessed to know Ray. He helped us on our journey to health and wellness. He also was a great support in our Stemtech business.
We are truly sad to see him leave the earth so soon. Deep condolences to his wife and kids and grandkids! He left a legacy of a persistent and diligent work ethic. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as we lost a close loved one so we can feel your grief. Big hugs to you all!

Mbogua Njoroge

September 16, 2020

Farewell thee my dear friend You have taught me well to become the businessman I am today.Rest in eternal pèace until we meet again

David and Gretchen Mikelonis

September 16, 2020

Toni and family:
Cancer catches up with everyone, including your beloved Raymond. You took very good care of him in his final days. The Good Lord will handle the rest. We all will meet Raymond in Heaven to the songs of angels. May Raymond rest in peace!!

Much love to all of you.

David and Gretchen Mikelonis

Pat Kohl

September 16, 2020

I was Field Support Administrator for 4 years with Stemtech in CA. Spent many hours overall with Ray via phone and sometimes in person at events.
Also admired in his journey with the JG Zen Fit campaign and his accomplishment. Spent time with him on the phone with our team and in person.
Sorry to hear about his passing. He had great passion for what he believed in and his memory will not be lost.

Beth and Ben Savino

September 16, 2020

Sending our sympathy to Toni and the entire family. We so liked meeting Ray at Grayson's birthday. Ben very much enjoyed the several conversations he had with Ray. He was such a warm and friendly man. We only regret that we did not get to know him better. His tribute page was so beautifully done. May he Rest In Peace.
Prayers for you all,Beth and Ben Savino

Mary Venuto

September 16, 2020

Dear Toni, Alex, Gabi, Elena and family,

Frank and I were so very sad to hear of Ray’s death :(
He was always a bright light in the neighborhood with his sweet smile!
Ray loved his family very much and it showed.
We send you our prayers and love.

Frank and Mary Venuto

Doug & Jeanette Miller

September 16, 2020

We are terribly sadden to hear of the passing of Ray. We enjoyed our relationship with him as a neighbor and as the father to childhood friends of our own children. Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Mikelonis family. Ray was a good man.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Mikelonis name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM