Rayburn (Ray) Pass

May 9, 1939 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 82)


Rayburn (Ray) Pass 82


Born May 9, 1939 in Phil Campbell, Alabama.

Preceded in death by his parents, Holland H. and Lula Bell Pass, one brother, and three sisters.

Survived by his wife, Jean Pass, of 33 years who he met through Sandy and Bill (deceased) Barden, best friends, and travel companions. 

Also survived by:

Daughter, Shelly (Gabe) Sterling

Stepchildren, Jeff (Kris) Sable, Beverly (Warren) Halsey

7 Grandchildren

  Amanda (Luke Shaw)

  Chris Goeman

  Jennifer Sable

  Nicole (Brian) Davis

  Josh (Yesenia) Goeman

  Audrey Halsey

  Will Halsey

8 Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews including Jay and Linda Didelot. 

He was a 50-year member of Midwest Operating Engineers Local 150. Ray was a proud Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Cuban Crisis. He traveled to every corner of the US and visited Mexico, Canada, and Europe. 

Ray especially loved to spend time at his cottage with his family and friends while navigating his pontoon on Koontz Lake, and go golfing. 

Due to Covid, there will be a private family service. In leu of flowers, please make donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

       Professional arrangements are entrusted to White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Please share your wonderful memories with the family at

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