Raymond D. Goers

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GOERS, Raymond D., Was born on August 6, 1924, in Bland, Missouri; he passed into eternal life on July 13, 2014, in Sebring, Florida. On August 21, 1948, he married Mary Jane Kraljevich. Together they had 3 children (Sandra Goers, William Goers, Barbara Brower) and were happily married for 52 years before Mary Jane was called away to be with God. After Mary Jane's death, Ray met and married Kay (Johnson) Goers. This was a wonderful second marriage and they had 13 blessed years together. They spent their time living between Sebring, Florida and Coudersport, Pennsylvania. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with Kay's extended family. Kay's three children Paul Johnson, Mary Bornargo, and Margaret (Marni) Donohue and their spouses and children became part of this large blended family. Ray had a very full and blessed life. He was born to William Charles Goers and Nora Minnie (Kaeding) Goers, and grew up on a farm in Bland, Missouri. He had 5 siblings, all since deceased. After graduating from high school at age 17, he left home to work for Northwest Airlines, where he worked for 44 years before retiring. Raymond leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Ray loved and was proud of his both his families and faith - and felt blessed by the many great relationships he had. As a young father, he was active with his children in their daily lives, their many activities, their education, and their beliefs. He was an active participant with his son's Boy Scout Troop, taking his children to music lessons, being involved in their many activities and attending church as a family. Ray was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered extensively in their fund raising and benefit activities. He also was a known and active conservative all his life. He would frequently help out trying to get the "right" candidate elected by pounding in signs, knocking on doors, handing out brochures and attending local political meetings. He is missed by his family, and will be remembered for his life wisdom and his gentle nature. He always had a healthy perspective that he would share, whenever there was a situation that needed a more productive perspective. His life spanned a time before running water and electricity to current times, so he frequently had a MUCH broader perspective than others. Visitation and rosary will be Friday, July 18, 2014, from 5 PM to 7PM at Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park. Mass will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park at 10 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014. After Mass, please join us for a light luncheon at the Grogan Center. Arrangements Entrusted To: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home - Avon Park

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Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-3101
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Published in TBO.com on July 17, 2014
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