Raymond Gust WENNING
1950 - 2021
Hennessey Valley Funeral Home & Crematory
1315 N Pines Road
Spokane Valley, WA
Raymond Gust Wenning passed away September 4, 2021 in Spokane, WA. He was born on September 11, 1950 in Colfax, WA to Gust E. Wenning and Bertha M. Weber. Ray graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1968, and from SCC in 1970 with an AA Degree in Auto Mechanics. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a Heavy Equipment Operator, achieving the rank of Sergeant and earning a Bronze Star for service in Vietnam. After finishing his military service, he returned to the Spokane area and had three children with his first wife Ann Shankman. He had a 36 year long career as a cement truck driver for Central Pre-Mix. In 2005 he married Jeri Sale.

Ray was a loving husband, father, and grandparent. He had a quiet, knowing, and kind nature and was meticulous in everything. A skilled woodworker, he created children's toys, gifts, and small furniture. He also enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels, cross-stitching, and was an avid reader.

Ray is survived by his wife Jeri; son Abraham; daughters Moriah and Rachel; granddaughter Alice; sisters Linda and Marilyn; brother Byron; nieces Cindy and Elizabeth; nephews Byron Jr. and Jakob; grandnephews Bradley and Steven. He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece Dawn Thompson.

Services will be held at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home. For more information call Hennessey Valley at (509) 926-2423. To leave condolences for the family and share memories of Ray, please visit hennesseyvalley.com.
Published by Spokesman-Review from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.
Washington State
September 19, 2021
Byron, Cel and Jakob Wenning
September 17, 2021
During a recent visit with Ray and Jeri I was given a tour of Ray's wood shop. He had gathered beautiful wood and created many lovely things including a water wheel that was meant to sit next to the front porch. We also listened to music on the phonograph he built for Jeri. She and her sister played records of their band concerts and choral performances from high school. Ray made children's toys that have delighted many. His quiet, thoughtful ways will be remembered.
September 16, 2021
Donita O'Brien
September 16, 2021
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