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Raymond Nicholas Trierweiler, 54, of Columbia, passed away at Columbia Healthcare on Friday, April 20, 2007. Visitation will be from 6 to 8pm Monday April 23, 2007 at the First Assembly of God Church, 1100 N. 7th St. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. Tuesday April 24, 2007. The Rev. Tracy Cook will officiate. At Ray?s request cremation will be performed. He was born Nov. 13, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH the oldest son of Robert and Betty (Roseboom) Trierweiler. When they moved to Missouri in the 1960’s he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in St. Ann, MO. He graduated from Wichita High in Wichita Kansas in 1972 and then attended Wichita State for 2 years. He traded his electrical engineering degree for a 1974 Norton. He joined The Sons of Freedom where he traveled in 15 states and participated in numerous toy runs. Ray was a very giving person; giving a jacket to a homeless man at a busy intersection, stopping to help strangers with car problems or taking in abandoned animals. He was a supporter of Columbia Second Chance and Operation P.A.W.S. He and Lisa found homes for over 42 dogs and cats, raising 6 animals of their own; dogs Bob, Astro & Rudy and cats, RaCat, Miss Buck and Gandolf the Grey. On October 21, 1995 he married Lisa Ranae Wood in the backyard of their new home. They honeymooned in Memphis across the street from Graceland and later they would travel over 5 states by motorcycle. In 2000 he retired a BMW Sport for a Victory. Ray is survived by his wife of 11 years Lisa of Columbia, his two brothers, Randy and his wife, Tammy and their two daughters Andrea & Melissa of Columbia and Rusty of Silex, two nephews Brad & Drew Wood, mother-in-law, Rosie Wood, father-in-law Kenny Wood and his wife, Peggy, brother-in-laws Kevin and James Wood, grandmother-in-law Hazel Sala-Douglas and sister-in-law Barbara Ann Wood. He is preceeded in death by his parents, and step-father, Walter Kenney as well as his grandparents. The family has requested no flowers but desire that donations in his honor be given to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202 or P.A.W.S.