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Raymond T. Even

Raymond Thomas Even of Dexter, MI, age 62, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 28, 1948 in Detroit, the son of Raymond J. and Mary L. (Bow) Even. On July 21, 1974 he married Judith L. Hamm in Romulus, MI and she survives. Raymond had lived in the area since 1978, coming from Westland and had served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a member of Brick Layers Local #1. He was also a member of St. Andrews United Church of Christ, Dexter, past-member of Ducks Unlimited, involved with Alcoholics Anonymous, and loved hunting and fishing at which he was very skilled. In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by four children: Raymond K. (Susan) Even of Dearborn Heights, Robert Even of Dearborn Heights, Terra Even of Nashville, TN, Jacob (Sarah) Even of Dexter; six grandchildren: Danielle, Jordyn, Tyler, Joel, Madison, and Jenna; his father, Col. Raymond J. Even of Westland; three brothers: David (Ellen) Even of Hart, MI, Marc (Debra) Even of Westland, and Kevin (Annette) Even of Whitehall, MI; mother-in-law, Garnet Winquest of Dexter and father-in-law, Jack (Bessie) Hamm of Brighton; brother-in-law, Jerry Buchel of Costa Rica; sister-in-law, Rebecca Even of Brighton; Judy’s siblings: Lori (Joe) Baker of Dearborn, Linda (Doug) McDonald of Brighton, and Wendy (Mark) Foley of Brighton; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; one brother, Daniel Even; and one sister, Beverly Buchel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Andrews United Church of Christ, Dexter with Rev. Larry VanSlambrook officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Ted and James’ Camp Courage, St. Andrews United Church of Christ, Dexter, or Ele’s Place.