Raymond A. Double
Raymond A. Double, 92, of Berne, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born on March 12, 1920 in Wells County to Kenneth and Olive (Balsley) Double. He was married on June 16, 1946 to Mary H. Lichtenberger.
He served in WWII and was a POW for 27 months. He was employed at Franklin Electric for 33 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Geneva VFW and the Bluffton American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.
He is survived by three sons, Jerry (Debbie) Double of Berne; Gary (Karen) Double of Bluffton; and Marvin (Deb) Double of Pleasant Mills; daughter, Judy (Richard) Clutter of Geneva; half-brother, Paul Double of Ossian; eight grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1986; brother, Richard Double; and step-brother, Eugene Double.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 and one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, January 28 at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor James Bontrager. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Military graveside rites will be provided by the Berne American Legion Post 468.
Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church in Geneva.