Raymond Freisthler

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DEGRAFF — Raymond "Ray" Joseph Freisthler, 55, of DeGraff, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Heartland Nursing Home of Bellefontaine. This was one day short of the one-year anniversary of the death of his loving wife Pat, whom he married on April 23, 1983.

He was born in Sidney on March 23, 1958, to the late Gene and Betty Jean (Daniels) Freisthler. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Freisthler and an infant brother, Ronald.

Survivors include brothers, James (Sue) Freisthler, of Sidney, Robert (Cathy) Freisthler, of Lima, Donald (Rhonda) Freisthler, of Botkins; sisters-in-law, Debra K. Saxton, Karen Sue Strayer and Kathy Jo (Ben) Gantz, all of West Liberty; a brother-in-law, David L. (Martha) Bishop, of Urbana; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Cody and Tippy, and cat, Ritty Rat.

Ray was employed at HBD/Thermoid Inc. in Bellefontaine as a lift truck driver for more than 30 years. He was a graduate of Botkins High School and a 1977 graduate of Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Private family graveside services will be held at the Middleburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 592-6781
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2013