Ray D. Bleich, 87, St. Joseph, MO

Published 02/10 2014 08:57AM

Updated 02/10 2014 08:58AM

Ray D. Bleich, 87, St. Joseph passed away Friday February 7, 2014 at Carriage Square Health Care Center in St. Joseph.

He was born in Helena, MO on November 6, 1926 to Albert & Goldie (Krause) Bleich. On November 18, 1950 he married Marjorie Fite in St. Joseph and she survives of the home.

Ray was a member of the Helena Methodist Church and a graduate of Helena High School. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a dairy farmer, retiring from Dairy Farmers of America, as a fieldman.

Ray was a loving husband, father, and grand-father. He and Marjorie enjoyed collecting antiques and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three daughters, Dana Hendrix of Blue Springs, MO, Kristy & Hal James of Columbia, MO, and Kim Clark of St. Joseph, MO; four grandsons, Jason Hendrix, Whitney Clark, Mitchell James, and Kendall Clark; three grand-daughters, Jamie (David) Smith, Elizabeth James, and Lindsey (Damon) Hughes; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Hendrix, Austin Hendrix, Hannah Hendrix, Peyton Smith, Aiden Smith, Gavin Smith, Phoenix Hughes, and Jaxon Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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