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Raymond P. Thie, 94, Columbus, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Silver Oaks Health Campus there.. He was born in Batesville May 25, 1921. Ray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.. He spent his life helping others. Ray worked for the Indiana State Police in communications for 25 years. He was also a volunteer firefighter and fire chief for the New Palestine Fire Department. He was one of the first emergency medical technicians trained for that department.. Ray was also very active in his church, serving as a choir director, Sunday school teacher and member of the Church Council in New Palestine and Sunday school teacher and deacon at the Presbyterian Church in Scipio.. Ray is survived by his daughter, Sandra Fong (Garrick); son David Thie; four grandsons, two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter.. Services will be held at the Scipio Presbyterian Church Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. and St. John's United Church of Christ, Batesville, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either church. Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Homes and Crematory, Columbus, is handling arrangements. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Thie family at barkesweaverglick.com.
Published on  September 30, 2015
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