Raymond Keith Werle, 84, of Orrick, Missouri, passed away July 7, 2019 at his home. He was born June 6, 1935 in Orrick, Missouri to Wilbur and Frances Werle. Raymond attended Orrick High School, graduating in 1953. He worked alongside his father in a cattle operation, Werle & Son. For many years, father and son bought, sold and cared for and transported cattle. Later, he became a truck driver for Cook Paint in Kansas City, Missouri, retiring in 1988.
Raymond was an avid trap shooter, traveling to many trap shoots through the years, often coming home with a trophy or two. He also enjoyed playing cards and spent many hours playing the card game Pitch with his family and friends. He attended Rock Falls Baptist Church near his home in rural Orrick.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robbie Werle; his sister, Joyce Bailey; and his brother-in-law, Robert Bailey.
He is survived by his son, Scott Werle of the home; niece Julie Glisson and family of Overland Park, Kansas; niece, Janet Durbin and family of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and many extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Rock Falls Baptist Church near Orrick, Missouri. A private family burial at Union Cemetery in Orrick will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orrick Fire Department or the Orrick Community Center.