Raymond L. Kresyman 77, of Columbus, Kan. died 8:52 p.m., Monday November 8, 2010 at his home following a short illness.

Raymond was born September 2, 1933 in Wentworth, Mo., the son of John and Mary Regina (Bruenn) Kresyman.

He grew up in Pierce City, Mo. and was a graduate of Pierce City High School in 1951. He spent 20 years in Kansas City before later moving to Vinita, Okla. He spent three years their before moving to Columbus, Kan. in 1975.

He was a veteran of the Army and spent time in Okinawa, Japan during his time in service.

On June 9, 1956 Raymond married Hazel Carlson at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Columbus, Kan., she survives at the home.

Raymond was in the Car Wash Business and owned and operated Ray and Steve’s Car Wash in Columbus, Kan. He was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Columbus, Kan.; a member of the Knights of Columbus; enjoyed watching sports especially Columbus Titan athletics and work was his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond L. Kresyman Jr., siblings Thomas, Edward, Leo J., Elizabeth Kresyman, Johnnie, Mary Ellen Terhune, Clarence and James.

Survivors include his wife; children, Trish Carroll and husband Doug of Columbus, Kan., Becky Beck and husband Mike of Joplin, Mo. and Steve Kresyman and wife Karen of Columbus, Kan.; grandchildren, Kyle Carroll, Derek Carroll, Michelle Meeks, Mikey Crossland, Matt Crossland, Ashton Wilcox, Kylie Livingston and Zackery Kresyman; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2010 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Columbus, Kan. with Fr. Chrysostom Ah Maung as celebrant.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday November 11, 2010 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, Kan. where family will receive friends following the rosary.

Friends may call the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.