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Ray C. Derpinghaus

January 3, 2021


Ray C. Derpinghaus, 69, of Shorewood, shuffled off this mortal coil Sunday, January 3rd after a brief cardiac illness. Beloved husband and true partner of Susan Forbes.  Unconditionally loving father of Thomas (Rosa de Acosta) and Peter (Erica) Derpinghaus.  Smitten “Baba” of Yago, Carolina, Luther Ray, George, and Oscar Derpinghaus. Dear big brother of Anne (Sam) Miller. Also, survived by his lively Forbes in-laws, nieces and nephew.

Ray loved to travel; whether getting lost in Marrakech, walking the Camino in Spain or wandering the streets of Hong Kong, he was up for anything.  His curiosity about almost everything was infectious. He loved Shakespeare, Monty Python and a bourbon Manhattan, but above all else his “perfect” family.

Ray’s memorial celebration will be deferred until everyone is vaccinated. Donations if desired to American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI.  Our deepest gratitude to the staff of the CVICU at Froedtert hospital.


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