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Raymond David Asp, 87, of Ellettsville, Ind., went to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 after an brief illness.
Raymond was born April 3, 1923, in Kane, the son of the late Earnest and Hannah Carlson Asp.Â He graduated from Wilcox High School in 1941. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Brinkley Bass from 1941â€“1944.Â He was then employed by the National Forge Company in Irvine, for 44 years. He retired from there in 1986 as a Heat Treat Metallurgist.Â He served on the board of the National Heat Treat Metallurgists Society in different capacities.
Raymond was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where he faithfully served over the years in many positions.Â He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the National Woodcarvers Association.Â In 1996, he and his wife Virginia moved to Edinboro.Â From there they divided their time between Edinboro and Bradenton, Fla. They later moved permanently to Bloomington, Ind. in 2001 to be closer to family.Â While there he attended the Zion Church of the Nazarene where he volunteered in various capacities.Â Raymond loved his senior Sunday School Class and helped with the Upwards Basketball Program.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Jane Asp) Bengtson and a son, John David Asp, both of Bloomington, Ind..; a brother, Helge Eugene Asp, Auburn, Wash.; two grandsons, Michael Bengtson and his wife Alisha, Haymarket, Va., and Andrew Bengtson and his wife Tiffany, Bloomington, Ind.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ricardo (Jenny C.) Giron, Bloomington,Ind.; 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia Danielson Asp, three brothers, and four sisters.
Friends will be received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 for one hour prior to a funeral serviceÂ to beÂ held there at 12 p.m., with Rev. Michael Mullins, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Warren County Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, in memory of Â Ray and Virginia Asp, 445 Conewango Ave., Warren, PA 16365.