Raymond F. Scheiding, 90 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at Beatrice Health and Rehab Saturday night, June 2, 2018. He was born on July 1, 1927 near DeWitt to Henry and Louise (Deeke) Scheiding and graduated from DeWitt High School in 1945. Raymond and Theresa Scanlon were married from November 23, 1968 until she passed away on August 15, 1997. Raymond farmed in Grant Township, Gage County most of his life, sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 33 years, and worked for Farmers Mutual Insurance for 32 years. He married Elva (Dobrovolny) Reiman on October 26, 1999 and moved into Beatrice. Raymond received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award in 2011. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran (Soap Creek) Church, R. DeWitt and had served on the church council as chairman and secretary; was an usher and sang in the choir, and member of Men in Mission. He was confirmed in 1940 by Pastor Goes. Raymond sang at many weddings and funerals, and acted as Emcee at many area events.\n \nSurvivors include his wife Elva; stepchildren Wynn Reiman and wife Betty of Beatrice, Denise Bowser and husband Mark of Whiting, KS, and Daniel Reiman and wife Laura of Osage City, KS; 7 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren; sister in law Evelyn Scheiding of Beatrice; and several nieces and nephews including Rollyn Wiebe and wife Deb of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Theresa Scheiding (1997); brothers Alvin and Reinhardt Scheiding; sisters Martha (Harlan) Oltman, Alvina (Bill) Wiebe, and Norma (Harold) Walker; and step son Douglas Reiman.\n \nFuneral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran (Soap Creek) Church, R. DeWitt with Reverend Rick Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. The body will lie in state Wednesday from 10:00AM-8:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 PM, and at the church one hour preceding the service on Thursday. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 AM Thursday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family's choice with Harlan Schroeder and Paul Niemeyer in charge. Sign Raymond's online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.\n \nThese services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.