Raymond Dale Schlueter, 80, died Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2013, while traveling from Savannah, Ga., to his home in Cleveland.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Truesdell Schlueter; daughters: Pamela Baustian and her husband, Mark, of Richardson, Texas, and Nancy Brown and her husband, Kenneth, of Knoxville; son, Paul and his wife, Alyson, of Savannah; brother, Robert Jack Schlueter and his wife, Rebecca, of Dallas Center, Iowa; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughte; and seven nieces and nephews.
He worked as a college professor for more than 30 years after obtaining his degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and spending a term as a pilot in the United Stated Air Force. His graduate work led to a master’s in industrial engineering. He taught at Iowa State University until 1977 and at Savannah State University after that until his retirement around 1997.
After his retirement, he was honored to be invited and spent a term teaching as a visiting professor at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind.
He was an active member of North Cleveland Church of God. He enjoyed playing the piano and his music will be missed by those who heard him play.
Visitation with the family will be held at Fike Funeral Home, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 5.