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Raymond L. Amen

Raymond L. Amen

Raymond L. Amen age 82, of the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy died on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the home. Raymond was born April 28, 1933 in Quincy, a son of Martin B. and Mary E. (Gruber) Amen. On October 5, 1957 he married Elizabeth "Joyce" (Davis) Stephens in Paris, MO. She died March 8, 1994.

Raymond had been employed for 24 years at Motorola Radio, where he and Joyce met. He later worked for nine years with the Quincy Public Schools. He retired on his 62nd birthday in1995.

Raymond was a 1951 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. He received his draft notice as a teenager, and served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. He was a lifelong member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.

Raymond greatly enjoyed bicycling and had logged over 68,000 miles on his bicycles. He also liked boating and working in his garage workshop.

Survivors include his two daughters, Rose Amen Pillars and her husband David of Quincy; Loretta Musholt and her husband Daniel of LaGrange, MO; three grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah and Joey Musholt; his sister Dorothy Musholt of Quincy; his good friend, Joyce VanDoorn; and nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Scouting Programs at St. Francis School.

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From:
LuAnn Kleemeyer
Quincy, IL
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Prayers for peace at this time of loss in your family. My thoughts are with you all.
From:
Jim Weede
Quincy, IL
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Loretta & Dan,
So sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our condolences and prayers to you and your family.
From:
Jeff Rosenkranz
Quincy, IL
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No finer inspiration anywhere! A true gentleman and father figure for me. I carry his words of wisdom and his love of the outdoors with me everywhere!
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JoAnn Musholt
SACRAMENTO, CA
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Raymond was a kind and wonderful man, he will be missed, Prayers of love and support to his daughters, Rose and Loretta, his sister Dorothy Musholt and all their families
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TINA DAVIS FIELDS
CATAULA, GA
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Rose,Loretta and the whole Amen family, I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Raymond's passing. He was a very loved man and will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy, Tina
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Terry Bauer
quincy, IL
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I always enjoyed Ray when I would bicycle with him. Always had something interesting to say. He was a great guy.
From:
Jerry Whelan
Columbia, MO
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My condolences on your loss. I never met Raymond, but my father Charles Whelan, spoke of him often.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Rose, Loretta and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Michelle & Matt Schuckman
Quincy, IL
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We're so sad to hear of Raymond's passing. Our condolences to his friends and family in this difficult time. We got to know Raymond a little here and there as his neighbors for about 5 years & we were sad to see him list the house. We'll miss him and his kindness very much!
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Ann & Bob Dickson
Quincy, IL
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We will miss the most handsome bicycle rider in Quincy! Our deepest sympathies Rose and Loretta! You both are wonderful daughters to your Dad for all these years. ;-) Take care. Bob & Ann
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John
Quincy, IL
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Dear Rose, Loretta and family: So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was always smiling and waving as he rode his bike, or when I had the chance to talk to him, usually down by the river with his camper. He will be missed. God Bless. John and Terri Badamo
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Peggy Ulm
Quincy, IL
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Loretta - Sorry for the loss of your father. Your pictures and tributes to him on Facebook were so moving. Prayers for you and your family--Peggy Ulm