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Raymond L. Tyson, 94, Goshen, died peacefully Thursday, May 18, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
He was born to Elmer and Cora (Mumaw) Tyson Dec. 4, 1922, in Elkhart County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. (Bixler) Tyson Dec. 26, 2013. Together they enjoyed 71 years of happy marriage.
Surviving are two daughters, Becky K. Tyson (Perc Blosser) and Brenda S. (Andy) Buller, both of Goshen; son, Kerm R. (Michelle) Tyson of Apache Junction, Arizona; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Evelyn (Lawrence) Troyer and Vivian (Dale) Kaser, both of Goshen; two brothers, Merl (Gloria) Tyson, Goshen, and Herb (Grace) Tyson, Sarasota, Florida; and a sister-in-law, Esther Tyson, Sarasota, Florida.
Preceding him in death is a brother, Harold Tyson.
Together he and his wife were co-owners/managers of Shamrock Mobile Home Parks in Warsaw and Nappanee. He was an active member of the Mobile Home Association during those years. In earlier years, he worked at Lehman Veal, Lamb and Poultry in Wakarusa. He was a member of the Lions Club, Nappanee, and a 1940 graduate of Wakarusa High School.
Ray and his wife enjoyed many winters in Mission, Texas, at Mission Bell Resort. Golfing, traveling, woodworking, playing cards and volunteering more than 3,000 hours at Goshen Greencroft were some of his many enjoyments.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen.
A celebration of life service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, with private family burial at Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church or Greencroft Foundation, Goshen.
Visit www.rrefh.com to offer condolences to the family.
Published on May 19, 2017
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