Jan. 23, 1919 - Dec. 7, 2012
HOLLAND, Mich. - Raymond D. Fields, 93, former longtime Goshen, Ind., resident, Goshen Rubber Co. retiree and World War II veteran, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home in Holland.
He was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Goshen to Chester and Florence (Kitson) Fields. He married Betty McKee on Aug. 29, 1940. She died Sept. 16, 1986. He married Ethel (Wildey) Zimmerman on April 11, 1992.
She survives along with a daughter, Janet (Arick) Fiandt of Goshen; a granddaughter, Beth (James Christ) Bowers of Cassopolis; a stepdaughter, Carol (John) Carter of Holland; three stepsons, Earl "Max" (Nancy) Zimmerman of Lenexa, Kansas, Dan (Linda) Zimmerman of Kalkaska and Dale (Linda) Zimmerman of Grand Haven; eight stepgrandchildren; and 13 great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Fields.
Friends may call one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Pastor Dick Rinearson will officiate. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.