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Raymond G. Semingsen, 81, of Sheridan died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Sheridan Manor.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul J. Cain officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Big Horn Cemetery in Big Horn.
Mr. Semingsen was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Kenmare, N. D., to Sever G. and Alma (Siefert) Semingsen. He grew up and attended schools in Great Falls, Mont. He married Alene D. Herseim on April 29, 1950, in Great Falls.
Mr. Semingsen worked for the Great Falls Tribune in the mailing department. He then went to work for the Great Falls Meat Co. for 20 years as a sausage maker, then for two years as superintendent.
The family moved to Ogden, Utah, to work for Griffith Labs as a sales representative selling spices and equipment. In 1972, the Semingsens moved to Story. Mr. Semingsen and his wife, Alene, started working for School District #1 at Big Horn, where he was a custodian and retired in 1994.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building, carving, reading, hiking and working in his yard.
Mr. Semingsen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Falls, the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan, where he served on the board of trustees and also was an usher, the Butchers Union, was a member of the Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years, did volunteer work for the Big Horn National Forest for five years, and Labor for Christ building churches.
Mr. Semingsen is survived by one daughter; one son, Lynn Semingsen of Gillette; one sister; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alene; and one brother.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Semingsen may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1300 W. Fifth St., or the Sheridan Senior Center, 201 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801