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Raymond P. Truman


Raymond P. Truman, 77 of Cedar Springs, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011. Ray was born June 23, 1933 in Muskegon Heights, MI the son of Cecil and Mary (Bailor) Truman. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years including the Korean War. He had worked as an Electronics Technician at Continental Teledyne and in maintenance. He was a member of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, and enjoyed computers. On October 10, 1986 he married Anna Rau and enjoyed being part of her family over the years. Surviving are his wife, Anna; children, Judith Meihls of Belmont, Joseph (Susan) Benedict of Pierson, Carolyn (Jim) Lynema of Sparta, Randall (Pam) Benedict of Cedar Springs, Robert (Kim) Benedict of East Grand Rapids; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren with 1 on the way; brother, Kenneth Truman of Texas. The family will greet friends Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Pastor Mary Ivanov officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the  Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.

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Crash kills Cedar Springs man


state police carA 77-year-old Cedar Springs man was killed last week when the car he was driving rear-ended another vehicle in Newaygo County.
According to the Michigan State Police Post in Newaygo, the accident occurred on January 21, at 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of M-82 near Cypress Avenue in Croton Township. Witnesses reported that Raymond Truman, 77, of Cedar Springs, was traveling westbound on M-82 near Cypress Avenue when he rear-ended a full-size van also traveling westbound. Truman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The occupants of the van, Stanley and Nancy Robbins, of Newaygo, were treated and released at the scene.
Truman is survived by his wife, Anna, children, Judith Meihls of Belmont, Joseph Benedict of Pierson, Carolyn Lynema of Sparta, Randall Benedict of Cedar Springs, and Robert Benedict of East Grand Rapids. See a complete obituary on page 7.

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