Raymond R. Wiens
Raymond R. Wiens, 87, passed away on August 20, 2012, at Bridge Haven Memory Care Center, in Lawrence, Kansas.
Raymond was born on May 9, 1925 in Hutchinson, Kansas 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, Kansas 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 September 5, 1949, he married Vernelle Davidson; she survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mathilda Pleasant, of Prosser, WA and an infant sister Ada Mae.
Other survivors include: three sons, Steven (and wife Janice) of Meade, KS; Spencer (and wife Rhonda) of Meade, KS; and Gregg of Las Vegas, NV; three daughters, Teresa Janezic (and husband Don) of Baton Rouge, LA; Gloria Wiens of Gainesville, FL; and Marilyn Horsch (and husband Brian) of Lecompton, KS; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on August 31st, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Meade, Kansas. Inurnment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Meade, KS.
The family would welcome memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to St. John’s Catholic Church, Meade, Kansas or to a charity of your choice in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, 212 Fowler St, Meade, Kansas 67864.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com