Raymond R. Wiens 1925 - 2012 Lawrence
Raymond R. Wiens, 87, passed away Aug. 20, 2012, at Bridge Haven Memory Care Center in Lawrence.
Raymond was born on May 9, 1925, in Hutchinson, the son of Abraham and Margaret (Hiebert) Wiens. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He fought on Iwo Jima and served in Nagasaki, Japan. Following his return from the war, he graduated from Meade High School in 1948. He lived in Meade and worked for 31 years for Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Company. He also was an oil and gas pumper until he retired at the age of 79. He enjoyed fitness and nutrition and loved to tinker with mechanics. He was well known in Meade for rising early and taking very long walks. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and also was a member of the American Legion Post.
On Sept. 5, 1949, he married Vernelle Davidson; she survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mathilda Pleasant, Prosser, WA and an infant sister Ada Mae. Other survivors include: three sons, Steven and wife Janice, Meade; Spencer and wife Rhonda, Meade; and Gregg, Las Vegas, NV; three daughters, Teresa Janezic and husband Don, Baton Rouge, LA; Gloria Wiens, Gainesville, FL; and Marilyn Horsch and husband Brian, Lecompton; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held later and internment will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Meade. The family suggests memorials, in lieu of flowers, to St. John’s Catholic Church in Meade or to Douglas County Hospice Visiting Nurses in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary at:
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