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Raymond H. Aholt

1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Henry Aholt, 93, Washington, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Washington.

Ray, son of the late Hugo Aholt and wife Regina, nee Meyer, was born July 2, 1924, in Washington. Ray received his education at the Ziegenmeier Country School, west of Washington. Ray proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served from Sept. 29, 1944, until Nov. 23, 1946. He served in the South Philippines Liberation Campaign and in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Upon returning from the war, Ray was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Swoboda Aug. 9, 1947, at St. Gertrude Church in Krakow. The couple was blessed with 10 children.

Ray worked at Chrysler Corporation, many years at A.B. Chance, and finally at the Sheltered Workshop in Washington. He was a member of First Christian Church in Washington and the Washington V.F.W. Ray enjoyed woodworking, fishing, card playing and being around his large family. As a proud World War II veteran, Ray enjoyed going on the Franklin County Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., with his son, Roger.

Ray is survived by nine children, Donald Aholt and wife Diane, Lenexa, Kan., Marilyn Berliner and husband Dave, Diane Roberts and husband Randall, all of Washington, Robert Aholt and wife Karla, Marthasville, Mark Aholt and wife Lori, Judy Weiser and husband Jim, all of Washington, Karen Weidman, St. Clair, Roger Aholt and wife Debbie, Washington, and Kevin Aholt and wife Jill, Eureka; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Eckelkamp, Washington; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa, Oct. 22, 2007; one son, Keith Aholt; grandson, Shawn Roberts; son-in-law, Charles Byrd; three brothers, Roland Aholt, Francis Aholt and Ervin Aholt; and three sisters, Dorothy Beste, Viola Eckhoff and Agnes Maune.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, Washington with the Rev. Bill Thomas officiating.

Burial was in St. Francis Borgia Cemetery, Washington.

Memorials to the Franklin County Honor Flight, St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of Lourdes Church or the First Christian Church Benevolence Fund are preferred.

The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on Oct. 28, 2017
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