It was a windy, rainy night when the Jamestown First Responders and Dickeyville Rescue Squad came to take Ray on the last leg of this journey home. Two ambulance rides, a med-flight helicopter and finally a ride back to Dubuque by his good friend, Pat Leonard, – day he would have truly enjoyed. Ray passed away on the evening of July 29 at the age of 74.
A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. Rev. Bernie Rott officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by the VFW Post 6455 of Dickeyville-Kieler and the Iowa Army National Guard. Visitation was from 4–7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler. A family rosary was said at 3:45 p.m. Additional visitation was from 9:30–10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Parish Center. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.leonardfuneralhome.com.
A complete obituary is in the August 4, 2021 issue of The Platteville Journal.