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Ray Beving


Wed, Feb 12th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ray Beving, age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at home.

Raymond Paul Beving was born April 8, 1924 in Wilkin County, Minn. to John and Maude Beving. He graduated from Bertha High School in Bertha, Minn. Ray served in WWII in the Army-Air Core as a radar technician, serving on the China-Burma Front. On February 2, 1950, Ray was united in marriage to Lois Simpson in Raymond, Minn.

Ray worked for Reserve Mining Co. from 1953 until his retirement in 1984. In 1986, Ray moved from Silver Bay to Spring Valley, where he became involved in Kiwanis. He spent 20 years repairing toys for the Christmas give away. His greatest loves in life were his wife and children, first his own children and then his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ray was an active member in the United Protestant Church in Silver Bay and the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.

Ray is survived by his wife, Lois of Spring Valley; daughters, Dianne (Paul) Stevens of Caledonia, Minn., Cheryl (Wolfgang) Griesinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paula (Roger) Ruesink of Spring Valley; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Memorial services for Ray Beving will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor David Lieder and Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

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