Ramon Jon Bortle July 24, 1937 April 19, 2014 Ray was born and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He graduated in 1956 from Eau Claire Senior High. During his 27 years military career, he served in the National Guard, the Army and finished his career in the Air Force, at Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, NE. While in active service, he had 1 tour in Viet Nam with the Army and 1 tour in Viet Nam with the Air Force. He also spent 14 years in Civil Service. He was a Life member of the DAV and VFW and Spent 32 years with the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ray is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Debra McLaughlin (Dave), Kim Farlow (Mike), Ramona Lucas (Terry) and one son, Ramon Bortle II; brother, James (JoAnn) of Acton, MA; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren. He is proceeded by six brothers, Dale, Clayton, Daniel, Gary, Patre, and David. Visitation: Wednesday, April 23, 4-8pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue, NE. Funeral Service: Thursday, April 24, 11am at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue. Interment: at a later date in the Nebraska National Cemetery. Memorials to be directed by the family.