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O. R. Skip Raimer

October 4, 1937 ~ May 16, 2011

O.R. "Skip" Raimer, 73, of Lake Charles died Monday, May 16, 2011.


Mr. Raimer was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. He was a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School. He served the United States Army where he was on a Specialty Rifle Team and served the United States Navy Reserve for six years. Mr. Raimer worked nearly thirty years as an electrician in the construction industry, having retired from Kaough Jones Electric.


For fun, Skip enjoyed many years of bowling with a league at the Bowlarina, dove and duck hunting and skeet shooting. He was a member of Jean Lafitte Gun Club with which he competed nationally, having won numerous skeet shooting competitions. He also loved to cook.


His greatest passion throughout the many years and phases of his life has been fishing, Mr. Raimer died doing what he loved.


He will be most remembered for his love of his family, as he adored them and has looked forward to their Sunday lunch gatherings for quite some time.


He leaves to honor his memory, his daughter, Julie Raimer Beville and husband Steven; son, Kenneth Steven Raimer and wife Gretchen; two step-sons, James R. Haymon and Eric Bo Haymon and wife sue; two step-daughters, Florence Flo Roney and Janet Robinson; six grandchildren, Logan and Holly Beville of Lake Charles, Brittany Raimer of Lake Charles, Kenneth "K.J." Raimer of Fort Leonardwood, MO and Adrienne and Makailah Raimer, both of Lake Charles; one brother, Jack Raimer and wife Carolyn of Crosby, TX; two step- grandchildren, Tucker Robinson of CO and Cody Haymon of FL and his dear friend, Jackie McLellan Beck of Lake Charles.


He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Brenda Raimer and a brother, Richard Raimer

and was a widow of his 2nd wife Dolores "Dee" Raimer


Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, May 20, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robin Norris will officiate. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation Thursday will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM until the time of the service in the funeral home.

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  1. Enjoyed Skip's friendship in High School. He was always a pleasant guy to be around.Sorry to hear we have lost him.

  2. Eric HaymonOviedo FL I will always remember Skip as a great care giver and an undying Love and support for my Mother. He was always there for our family for the good and the bad. We always looked up to Skip as a Father. We will all miss Skip may God rest your Soul. Our condolences goes out to the Raimer family.Our prayers and Love go out to you.

  3. I knew and worked with Skip for a short time,but I learned a lot from him. He had his on way of doing things, but most of the time he was right. He was a friend, and I will miss him. Sorry for your lost! RH

  4. I've know Skipper most of my life and I've never known him to say anything but good about people.He was a good golfing friend.I'm going to miss him.Much of what he said was funny but he was not aware of it.To me he was alway a kind person.

  5. JULIE AND FAMILY- YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS CONSTANTLY- I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS-I ATTENDED LAGRANGE WITH YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR DAD. PLEASE KNOW THAT THEY WERE LOVED BY SO MANY AND WE WILL REMEMBER THEM FONDLY. THEY WERE BOTH VERY SPECIAL TO SO MANY OF US . BECKY SPANO

  6. Skip was an amazingly kind and generous man. Over the years Skip was always one to provide love, support and help whenever he could to me and my family. The last few years of his life were totally consumed with taking care of (my mother) his wife, Dee. For that I will be eternally grateful. He was a tireless caregiver and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sorely missed. God bless him, may he rest in peace. Also, condolences to his family. Tucker and I are so sorry we can't make the services, he is graduating from high school on Friday at 3p. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.Love,Janet and Tucker Robinson

  7. Skip, I remember endless card games and hours upon hours of conversation. I remember delicious meals. I remember smiles, handshakes and hugs. I feel a sadness knowing these are memories of past times but I also feel a sense of relief knowing that, in my heart, they will always be in the present. You and Dee are now reunited…, as it should be. With a renewed happiness, may you both rest in peace. All my love, Charles


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