In Memory

Raymond Nicholas Trierweiler

Raymond Nicholas Trierweiler

Raymond Nicholas Trierweiler

13 Nov 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio - 20 Apr 2007 in Columbia, Missouri 


Raymond Nicholas Trierweiler, 54, of Columbia passed away Friday, April 20, 2007, at Columbia Healthcare.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. Seventh St., with the Rev. Tracy Cook officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

At Ray's request, cremation will be performed.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Cincinnati, the oldest son of Robert and Betty Roseboom Trierweiler.

When they moved to Missouri in the 1960s, he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in St. Ann. He graduated from Wichita High in Wichita, Kan., in 1972 and then attended Wichita State in Kansas for two years. He traded his electrical engineering degree for a 1974 Norton.

He joined the Sons of Freedom, with which he traveled in 15 states and participated in numerous toy runs.

He was a very giving person, giving a jacket to a homeless man at a busy intersection, stopping to help strangers with car problems or taking in abandoned animals.

He was a supporter of Columbia Second Chance and Operation P.A.W.S. He and Lisa found homes for more than 42 dogs and cats, raising six animals of their own: dogs Bob, Astro and Rudy and cats RaCat, Miss Buck, and Gandolf the Grey.

On Oct. 21, 1995 he married Lisa Ranae Wood in the backyard of their new home. They honeymooned in Memphis across the street from Graceland, and later they would travel more than five states by motorcycle. In 2000, he retired a BMW Sport for a Victory.

Ray is survived by his wife of 11 years, Lisa of Columbia; his two brothers, Randy and wife Tammy and their two daughters, Andrea and Melissa of Columbia, and Rusty of Silex; two nephews Brad and Drew Wood; mother-in-law Rosie Wood; father-in-law Kenny Wood and wife Peggy; brother-in-laws, Kevin and James Wood; grandmother-in-law Hazel Sala-Douglas; and sister-in-law Barbara Ann Wood.

He is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Walter Kenney, as well as his grandparents.

The family requests no flowers but desire that donations in his honor be given to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia Mo., 65202, or P.A.W.S.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation & Burial Society of Columbia,