Raymond L. “Ray” Schepers, 82, Jasper

Raymond L. “Ray” Schepers, 82, of Jasper, died Monday (May 7) at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper September 27, 1935, to Raymond B. and Theresia¬†(Seger) Schepers. He married Doris Beyke August 17, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. The wedding was officiated by Fr. Anthony Seger, uncle of the groom.

Ray was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School. Following graduation he moved to Dayton, Ohio, and worked for NCR. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Gehlenhausen, Germany. Following his discharge in 1955 he returned to Dayton and in 1962 moved back to Jasper and began employment with JOFCO. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and the Precious Blood Men’s Society. He worked bingos and summer picnics at Precious Blood School, served as an usher at Precious Blood Church, served two terms on the church council, and supported the church in a number of other ministries. He retired from JOFCO after 39 years of employment, but stayed on as a part time employee. He also worked for Ruxer Ford picking up and delivering new vehicles. He enjoyed watching Indiana University basketball, Jasper Wildcat sports, working outdoors, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Schepers; two daughters, Christina Bartley and husband Keith, Jasper, and Janelle Foster and husband Myron, Ireland; five grandchildren, Isaac, Avery, and Zeb Bartley, and Luke and Reid Foster; sisters-in-law Mary Marcella Schepers, Owensboro, Kentucky, and Frances Schepers, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and 16 nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Mae Striegel and Mary Lou Schepers, who died in infancy, and six brothers, Damian, Marcus, Elmer, and Edgar Schepers, and Thomas and Jerome Schepers, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

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