Raymond V. Kudick, age 68, of Merrill, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born June 17, 1947 in Merrill to the late Vern and Edna (Natzke) Kudick. Raymond graduated from Merrill Senior High School. He was a dairy farmer his whole life. Raymond loved the outdoors and it was well known, if you couldn't find him on the farm you would find him in the woods. He also enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards and singing in a Barber Shop Quartet. Raymond was a very quiet man. He was a member of Trinity Luther Church where he sang in the choir for many years. Survivors include his sister: Norma (Larry) Baumann, Merrill; brother: John (Sherry) Kudick, Merrill; three aunts: Esther Natzke, LuEllen Natzke and Ethel Natzke, all of Merrill; nieces, nephews and their families, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and many aunts and uncles. A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.