Memorials requested to Zion-St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Bay.
Raymond George Idel, 92, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Frene Valley Healthcare in Owensville.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1925, to George and Lydia (Brinkman) Idel at Old Woollam.
He was united in marriage on June 9, 1946, to Leona Hesemann at Union. They recently celebrated their 72nd anniversary.
Raymond was a lifelong farmer and a professional electrician. He has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 257 for over 70 years. Raymond briefly enlisted in the US Navy in 1943. He was a current member of the Zion-St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Bay. When a previous member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, he served on the Church Council. As a supportive father, he enjoyed going to his children's school and church activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pinochle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lydia Idel; daughter, Doris Ridder; and a sister at infancy.
He is survived by his wife, Leona of the home; children, Robert "Chuck" Idel and wife Pam of Owensville, Roger Idel of Columbia, and Norma Anderson of Lake Ozark; son-in-law, Dale Ridder of Bay; grandchildren, Doug Ridder, Dustin Ridder and wife Tricia, Derek Ridder all of Bay, April Jardes and husband Brian of Lenexa, Kans., Clara Decker of Osage Beach, Berkley Idel of San Francisco, Calif., Ryan Idel of St. Louis, James Anderson of Lake of the Ozarks, and Lauren Crisman and husband Stephen of Osage Beach; and great-grandchildren, Decker and Duke Jardes of Lenexa, Kans. and Trace and Trigg Ridder of Bay.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion-St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Bay with Pastor Darrel Deeker and Pastor Stephen Crisman officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville.