Raymond A. Double, 92

Posted on January 25, 2013

Raymond A. Double, 92, Berne, a former resident of Geneva, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at Swiss Village in Berne.
He was born March 12, 1920, in Wells County, to Kenneth Double and Olive Balsley Double. He married Mary Lichtenberger June 16, 1946.
Raymond was employed at Franklin Electric for 33 years and was also engaged in farming. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war for 27 months. Ray was a member of the Geneva Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Bluffton American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horse riding.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry (Debbie) Double of Berne, Gary (Karen) Double of Bluffton, and Marvin (Deb) Double of Pleasant Mills; eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Richard) Clutter of Geneva; and a half-brother, Paul Double of Ossian.
He was preceded in death by his wife; by a brother, Richard Double; and a stepbrother, Eugene Double.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, with Pastor James Bontrager officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the services. Visitation will also be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Elm Grove Cemetery at Bluffton, with military rites performed by members of Berne American Legion Post 468
Preferred memorials are to the High Street United Methodist Church in Geneva.

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