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Raymond F, Griesheimer

December 15, 1922 - August 15, 2016

Raymond F. Griesheimer, age 93, of Valley City went home to be with our Lord on Monday, August 15, 2016. Ray was born December 15, 1922 in Valley City to the late Fred and Edna (nee Gerstenberger) Griesheimer. He has been a lifelong Medina County resident. Ray was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Medina and has been very faithfully involved in church all his life. He was a past Sunday School superintendent, active in Menís Fellowship and Bible study groups. Ray and his brother Robert had raised registered Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle for 56 years. After milking ended, Ray continued to farm the land and he and his wife Helen started Berryland where they raised fruits- strawberries, grapes and many more. Ray was a mentor and an inspiration to many of the young people who had worked on the farm. He will be remembered for his gentleness and faithfulness to his Lord, family and friends. Ray was an avid sports fan, having himself been an outstanding Baseball player and also excelling at bowling. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews- Jeannie (Kevin) Smith, Kathy (Nick) Gentile, their children- Kacey and Jesse Gentile, Donna (Chuck) Mooney and Joe Martin. Sister-in-law, Delores Martin. Preceded in death by his wife- Helen, 1997; brother, Robert (wife Lucille) Griesheimer and Brother-in-law, Nick Martin. Funeral Service will be held, 11:00 AM Friday, August 19, 2016 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 3355 Medina Road, Medina, OH. Pastor Daniel Haberkost will officiate. Burial- Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City. Calling hours- Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Bauer Funeral Home 2089 Columbia Road Valley City. In lieu of flowers- Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

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