Obituary of Raymond G. Heeren
Raymond G. Heeren, 77 of Monticello, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Monticello with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Caleb Schewe will officiate.
Ray was born at John McDonald Hospital on June 19, 1944 in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Albert and Louella (Aman) Heeren. He was baptized and confirmed his faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Monticello High School in 1962. Ray went to work for Bohlken Electric, then Cuckler Mfg, joined the US Army Reserves and worked for Jakes Standard and Georgia Pacific. He also spent a summer working for Forest Services in northwest Wyoming, a ranch in Texas and worked for Naylor Seed Co.
Ray married Mary Jayne on December 14, 1969. Together they farmed and recently had a retirement sale closing a lifetime of memories on their homestead. Ray was a 4-H and FFA member, serving on the County Extension Council, 4-H committees, and Farm Bureau board.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, children: Daniel Heeren of Monticello, Michael (Amy) Heeren of Cedar Rapids, two grandchildren: Jessica and Joseph Heeren, niece, Penny Carrington of Ankeny, in-laws: Ivan Jayne of Olin, Nancy Willey of Oxford Junction, Larry (Dorothy) Jayne of Toddville, Phyllis (Mike) Capron of Anamosa and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Galen Heeren in 1999, brother, Glen Heeren, parents-in-law, Ray and Frances (Massiker) Jayne, sister-in-laws, Darlene Canfield, Barb Peterson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be directed to Jones Regional Medical Center, Monticello FFA chapter, or Jones County 4H.
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