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Joined: 10:08 PM - Aug 24, 2003

1:32 AM - Mar 16, 2018 #1

Shipmate Ray Studer has passed away. The family and shipmates are mourning together. Additional information will be shared when arrangements are completed.
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Joined: 10:08 PM - Aug 24, 2003

12:55 AM - Mar 18, 2018 #2

Raymond "Ray" L. Studer

Canton - Raymond "Ray" L. Studer, 87, of Canton, passed away at 9:30 am, Tuesday March 13, 2018 in Brownwood Texas.

He was born on October 19, 1930 in Canton to Ernest and Edith (Miller) Studer. He was raised on a small farm in rural Glasford by Alta and Don Studer.

Raymond married Phylis M. (Whyte) on September 11, 1954, in Lena, Illinois. She survives.
Also surviving a son, Blaine (Glenda) Studer of Glasford and a daughter Denice (Curtis) Rogers of Coleman County Texas, three grandchildren, Michelle, Donna and Jordon, six step grandchildren Grant, Gabriel, Holly, Blake, Stephen and Scott and several great - grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Miles Studer, one brother Ernest Studer, one sister Edith Studer and Alta and Don Studer.

Raymond worked as a welder for Caterpillar for 42 years retiring in 1981, after retirement he enjoyed farming.

Raymond served active duty in the United States Navy on USS LST-1081 Pima County from 1951 until 1955 and remained in the reserves until 1990. He was a lifetime member of the Canton American Legion #16, UAW #974 and he was part of the USS LST 325 Historical Floating Museum.

A funeral service will be held on Monday March 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton where visitation will be held on Sunday March 18, 2018 from 1 until 3 p.m.

Burial with Military Honors from the Canton VFW will be held at Brunswick Cemetery in rural Canton.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the USS LST 325, ATTN: Maintenance Fund, 840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN 47713

To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com

May God give comfort and peace to Ray's family.

Sailor, we have the Watch! Smooth seas and following winds!
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Joined: 6:55 AM - Dec 09, 2004

8:08 AM - Mar 18, 2018 #3

Anytime you'd see Ray on the ship, he'd be smiling. So I always figured he was up to something because I'm used to being around people like BP or John Engstrom. It eventually became apparent that this was a genuinely gentle soul who liked everyone and was just happy to be part of the crew. What a refreshing reminder of mankind. Ray will be missed and my condolences to his family and other friends.

Chris Donahue
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