Raymond E. Jakse, 85, of Murphysboro, formerly of La Salle, died Sept. 10, 2009, in his home.

Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale handled arrangements.

Mr. Jakse was born July 10, 1924, in La Salle to Frank and Antonia (Kramarsic) Jakse. He married Mary Jane Logan.

He was an optician and was the owner and operator of Dioptics in La Salle until retiring and moving to Florida.

He was a member of Murdale Baptist Church, Carbondale, a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge and a member of National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Jeffrey R. Jakse of Ramsey; one daughter, Joan M. Davis of Carbondale; five grandchildren and one brother, Eugene Jakse of Peru.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Joan Jakse; one brother and one sister.

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