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Raymond Keith Leming

Raymond Keith Leming, 88, of Havana, passed away at Mason District Hospital, in Havana, at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2018. He was born May 9, 1930, in Layfayette, IN, to Manford and Winifred (Walker) Leming. He married Juanita Killian on October 3, 1953, whom he had met on a blind date set up by his aunt Dixie. It was Juanita, that gave him his nickname “Mr. Wonderful.” Mr. Leming is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Havana; three daughters: Nancy (Jim) Colhmeyer of Rockford, Peggy (Paul) Dinkel of Alexandria, VA and Susan (Ronald) Crowe of Trivoli; two sons: Jeffery (Debbie) Leming and Brian (Joey) Leming, all of Havana; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers: Leonard Leming of Marble Falls, TX, James Leming of Edgewater, FL, Steve Leming of Lake Orion, MI and Jason Leming of Marble Falls, TX; as well as two sisters: Loretta (Kenny) Widmer and Lucy (Jim) Jones, all of Marble Falls, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: Don, Joe, Dennis, Delmar and Robert Leming, as well as one sister, Judith Leming. Mr. Leming spent most of his childhood in the Brookston, Indiana area. After graduating from Brookston High School, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving during the Korean War from 1948 until 1952. He worked for Skelgas INC for over forty years. Thirty-four of those years were spent as Bottling Plant and Branch Manager. He last worked at the Havana Skelgas Branch for sixteen years, retiring in 1991. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Havana Area Chamber of Commerce. An avid pleasure boater, he was a member and served as Commodore of the Havana Boat Club. He also served as Flotilla Commander of the 4-12 Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Havana. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Friday, November 9, from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Havana at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10. Fr. Michael Newago will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. American Legion Post #138 and VFW Post #6408 of Havana will provide a burial detail at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, VFW Post #6408 or American Legion Post #138. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.

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