Raymond Asmus

Raymond O. Asmus, age 83, of West Bend, Wis. passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Lighthouse of West Bend.

Ray was born on July 19, 1929 in Theresa, Wis. to Albert and Leona (Ewert) Asmus. He graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1947. On June 10, 1950, Ray was united in marriage to Eloyse Fruechte at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Eitzen, Minn.

He worked as a newspaper printer for The West Bend News. Ray was a lifetime member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Eloyse Asmus of West Bend; sister Shirley Weston, West Bend; sister-in-law Muriel (Glen) Schroeder, Caledonia, Minn.; four brothers-in-law, Arnold (Elizabeth) Fruechte, Caledonia; Vernon (Naomi) Fruechte, Caledonia; Neil (Sharon) Fruechte, Waseca, Minn. and Lawrence (Judy) Fruechte, Caledonia; other relatives and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his two sons, Randy in 1982 and Terry in 1999, and a brother-in-law, Burte Weston.

Funeral services in remembrance of Ray were held on Wednesday, July 25 at 12 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend with Rev. Jeff Dorth officiating. Burial followed in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation was at the church on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church are greatly appreciated by the family.