Mr. Raymond A. Depcinski, 89 of Bad Axe passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe. He was born on March 14, 1928 in Bad Axe to the late Leo Joseph and Agnes Lucy (Glaza) Depcinski. He married Rita Booms on October 20, 1951 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helena. Ray was a graduate of the Appin Country School. He farmed with his family and worked for over 50 years as a salesman for DeKalb and he and Rita were able to travel to Hawaii, Jamaica and Mexico through their awards program. Ray was a lifelong parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. He was a 4th degree member of the Bad Axe Knights of Columbus Council #1546. Ray enjoyed crop tours, Polish music, riding his gator and eating ice cream at anytime. He cherished time spent with his family and friends. Ray is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rita of Bad Axe; his children, Richard (Cindy) Depcinski of Bad Axe, Mary (Rand) Smith of Lucas, Ohio, Nancy (Dean) Carpenter of Caro, Betty (Joe) Myers of Gladwin, Carol (Bob) Osantoski of Bad Axe, Charles (Therese) Depcinski of Bad Axe, Janet (Kevin) Sharkey of Gilbert, AZ, Susan (Greg) Krozek of Filion, Sharon (Jeff Krisel) Depcinski of Grand Rapids; 21 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one sister, Jardine Zurek of Bad Axe. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Depcinski and Clarence Depcinski. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am, Thursday, October 5 at Good Shepherd Parish, St. John Catholic Church in Ubly. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor of St. Isidore Parish will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 am at St. John Church only. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Ray’s family requests you consider making a donation to the local food pantry at Good Shepherd Parish run by the Ubly/Sheridan Knights of Columbus Council #12850, 4470 N. Washington Street, Ubly, MI 48475 or the Alzheimer’s Association. The Depcinski Family wishes to extend their appreciation and most sincere Thank You to the caregivers and staff of Meadow Lane Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice, both of Bad Axe.