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age 95, Findlay
Services for George Raymond “Ray” Peterman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay by Chaplain Mike Thompson. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
He was born in Jackson Township, Hancock County on June 21, 1917 to the late John S. and Rosa V. (Rudolph) Peterman. He married Virginia H. Petersen on April 4, 1943 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1973. He then married Stella F. Carmean and she also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Annette) Peterman of Findlay and Douglas R. Peterman of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Susan K. (Ned) Neidlinger of Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Alatha (Bernie) Burnett of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Peterman; a sister, Bernice Lane and a grandson.
Ray served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radar repairman. He attended Findlay College and was an accountant for Marathon Oil Company.
He was a former member of the First United Methodist Church, Kenton where he served as church council president and usher.
Ray was a member of the Elks BPOE 75 where he was a past exalted ruler and district deputy grand exalted ruler. He was also a member of the Findlay Masonic Lodge F&AM 227 where he was past High Priest and Worshipful Master.
He was also a member of the Toledo Zenobia Temple 49, Findlay Commandry, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, former president of Findlay Shrine Club and also a Roadrunner to the Shriner International Hospitals, former president and secretary of Findlay Zenobia Clowns.
Ray was involved with the local Boy Scouts of America for over 75 years and a former member of the Findlay Exchange Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner International Hospitals or Boy Scouts of America.
Condolences can be sent via www.coldrencrates.com.