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Raymond Paul Beling

WHITE PINE, Mich. - Raymond Paul Beling, 95, of White Pine, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Ray was born on Nov. 23, 1926, in Wakefield, and was the son of Joseph and Pearl (Lepinski) Beling. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and after the Navy spent 14 years as a teacher and principal on Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. In 1969, he returned to Michigan, where he became the superintendent of the White Pine school district until his retirement.

He is survived by his widow, Lucille (Zanetti) Beling of White Pine; a daughter, Sandra Dowd and her husband, Peter of North Attleboro, Massachusetts; and a sister, Marsha (Beling) Toth and her husband Norman of Gwinn and Wakefield. He was predeceased by his daughter, Judith; his brother, John of Gwinn; and his sister, Verene Popczak of Chicago.

A private service and interment will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family.

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