Raymond D. Dencker, 72, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2018, in his home in Hartsburg, Missouri.

He loved the Lord, his wife of 48 years and his family. He is survived by his wife, Martha; six children, April (Joby Longsdorf), Israel (Holly Dencker), Isaac (Michele Dencker), Heidi (Patrick Maher), Dawn Anderson and Samuel (Emily Dencker); his 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mildred Dencker and his brother, Elmer Dencker. He is survived by his brother, Ronald Dencker, of Columbia, Maryland; and sister, Carol Oliver and her husband, Mike Oliver, of Hartsburg, Missouri; sister-in-law Joan Dencker, of St. Louis; as well as nieces and nephews.

Visitation will start at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at CenterPoint Church, 20 E. Green Meadows Road, Columbia, MO. Services will follow at 3 p.m.

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