Memorial services for Ray Beving will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor David Lieder and Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Ray Beving, 89, of Spring Valley, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at home.
Raymond Paul Beving was born April 8, 1924, in Wilkin County, to John and Maude Beving. He graduated from Bertha High School in Bertha. Ray served in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a radar technician, serving on the China-Burma front. On Feb. 2, 1950, Ray was united in marriage to Lois Simpson in Raymond. Ray worked for Reserve Mining Co. from 1953 until his retirement in 1984. In 1986, Ray moved from Silver Bay to Spring Valley, where he became involved in Kiwanis. He spent 20 years repairing toys for the Christmas giveaway.
His greatest loves in life were his wife and children, first his own children and then his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ray was an active member in the United Protestant Church in Silver Bay and the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.
Ray is survived by his wife, Lois of Spring Valley; daughters, Dianne (Paul) Stevens of Caledonia, Cheryl (Wolfgang) Griesinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paula (Roger) Ruesink of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren, Stacey Lewis, Nikki Phillips, Adam Stevens, Ericka Miller, Andrea Griesinger, Jeremy Ruesink and Dani Vogel; and nine great-grandchildren, Karrah, Samuel, Trey, Abe, Zeke, Levi, Simon, Ellie and Julia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
Condolences may be left online at hindtfuneralhomes.com.
Hindt Funeral Home
316 N Broadway St
Spring Valley, MN 55975
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Feb. 11, 2014