Raymond A. Eyanson, 84, of Ohio City passed away Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2022, at Van Wert Health.
He was born on January 9, 1938 in Decatur, Indiana to the late Raymond T. Eyanson and Evangaline (Venis) Eyanson. On May 28, 1962, he married Bun Sun “Bonnie” (Lee) Eyanson who passed away on June 14, 2019.
He is survived by his son, Roy (Renee) Eyanson of Van Wert and one granddaughter, Delaney R. Eyanson of Van Wert. Raymond also had numerous nieces and nephews who survive.
Raymond retired from the Army in 1975 after 20 years of service. He served two tours in Vietnam, three tours in Korea and two years in Italy. Raymond and his wife enjoyed metal detecting in the area and they did this for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Ohio City American Legion Post #346, a member of the VFW Post #5803 and a member of the Van Wert Moose Lodge #1320.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; Robert (Wanda) Eyanson, Theodore (Alice) Eyanson, Bernard Eyanson and Frederick (Cheryl) Eyanson; two sisters, Mary (Vernard) Castle and Martha (Bill) Kirschenbauer.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2021 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Patterson officiating. Calling hours are 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert with military rites conducted by the combined honor guard of the American Legion Post #178 and the VFW Post #5803 of Van Wert.
Preferred memorials are to the Ohio City American Legion Harvey Lewis Post #346.
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