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Ray Richards

January 24, 1937 November 22, 2018
Ray Richards
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Obituary for Ray Richards

Ray Richards, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House, Hiawatha, with family at his bedside. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at All Saints Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Reverend John R. Flaherty. Visitation: one hour prior to the service. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Linda; children, Patrick (Jennifer) of Columbia, Maryland, Douglas (Kendra) of Cedar Rapids, Elizabeth (Lars Moller) of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Matthew (Nancy) of Elmhurst, Illinois; four grandchildren, Emily, Allison, Luke, and Michael; brother, John of Lansing, Michigan; several nieces and nephews; and two beloved labs, Timber and Casey.

Ray Patrick Richards was born January 24, 1937, in Chicago to Ray and Mae (Lapka) Richards. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He met Linda Leifheit at Northern Illinois Gas Company where they both worked. They married on June 6, 1964, in Aurora, Illinois. Ray retired from Interstate Power in 1998 as Vice President of Gas Operations in Dubuque. They moved to Ely, Minnesota, a place dear to Ray’s heart, then moved back to Iowa in 2013. Ray loved his family foremost, the woods of Northern Minnesota, fishing, and was a life-long devoted Chicago Cubs fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; several aunts and uncles including Al, Martha, and Violet; and dogs, Denver and Bailey.


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Visitation

Tuesday

27

Nov

9:00 AM 11/27/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

720 29th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

All Saints Catholic Church
720 29th St. SE Cedar Rapids 52403 IA
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

27

Nov

10:00 AM 11/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

720 29th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

All Saints Catholic Church
720 29th St. SE Cedar Rapids 52403 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

375 32nd St. Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

375 32nd St. Dr. SE Cedar Rapids 52403 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

317 7th Avenue SE
Suite 402
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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