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Raymond "Keith" Weisheit

April 16, 1950 ~ August 31, 2018 (age 68)

Raymond “Keith” Weisheit, 68, passed away surrounded by his family Friday, August 31, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born April 16, 1950, in Evansville, IN to the late R.F. “Bob” and Rosemary “Rosie” Weisheit. He was raised in Princeton, IN.

Keith graduated from Princeton High School in 1968 and served as a Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He was also known as “Lurch," his callsign; given to him by his brothers in arms. Flying helicopters was one of Keith’s proudest accomplishments and he loved flying. Keith was an accomplished athlete in high school and college. He enjoyed skiing and writing short stories and poems about his experiences later in life. He was a Disabled Veteran and was very active in and committed to the local veteran’s community. Keith was a devoted family man and friend with an open heart and helping hand for everyone he met along the way.

Keith is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lori; three sons, Shawn(Brandy), Todd and Seth, daughter, Ramie(the late Jesse Nickens), and ‘son’, Patches; seven grandchildren, Stefan,Taylor, Savanna, Alixxus, Lorin, Leighton and Syler; grand-dogs; Boomer, Knoxville, Bronx, Shelby, Lucy, Abigail and Jingle; grand-cats, Zero and Pepe le’ Pew; greatgranddaughter, Olivia; beloved siblings, “Dick”, Kim, Debbie, Brad and Scott; siblings-in-law, Teresa, Debbie, Don, Carolyn, Denise, Charlie & Vicki, David, Cheryl & Ric, Danny & Kathy, Barb, Bob and Jan; more than 20 nieces and nephews; scores of cousins and countless other beloved family members and friends.

Keith and Lori lived and loved together through all of life’s joys and troubles. Devoted to each other and their children, they built a life and a love together that can serve as an example to us all. They remained by each other’s side throughout and Lori devoted herself to his care and comfort these past few difficult and trying years. We ask that you please keep our mother in your thoughts.

Keith was a force of nature; charming with a ready smile that would put others at ease. He always had time for those in need of a friend or someone to listen; whether it was fellow veterans or residents of the living centers where he and Patches would visit as unofficial animal therapists. Keith spent his later decades finding peace for himself and then sharing that peace and love with others. His rich deep voice and sage wisdom and advice helped many souls to find peace in their own lives and he will be sorely missed by many.

He fought valiantly against the odds these past years and won, but the effort took almost everything he had. His pain and suffering are over now, and although his absence will leave a hole in all of our hearts; he showed us how to love and care for each other. So we will move forward following his example; richer and wiser for having shared time with him.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Colvin Funeral Home, 425 North Main Street, Princeton, followed by the funeral service at 2:30 PM. Military services by retired military veterans.

Memorial contributions may be made to VETS HONORING VETS, 1721 Ewing Ave. Evansville, IN 47712 or It Takes A Village Canine Rescue, Inc., 1417 N. Stockwell Rd., Evansville, IN 47715. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle in memory of Keith to

Donations may be made to:

Vets Honoring Vets
1721 Ewing Ave., Evansville IN 47712

It Takes a Village Canine Rescue, Inc.
1417 N. Stockwell Rd, Evansville IN 47715

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