RODNEY LEE RAY WHEATFIELD, IN
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Rodney Lee Ray, 58, of Wheatfield, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away at his home, Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born December 1, 1954 in Michigan City, the son of Fred and Delores Ray. He was a 1972 graduate of Valparaiso High School and attended Wyoming Tech for auto body repair. Rodney served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was active in the Marine Corps League, the Leatherneck Detachment at the American Legion, Charles Pratt Post 94 in Valparaiso. He was an active participant in collecting for Toys for Tots thru the Marine Corps League. Rodney was Bingo chairman for the American Legion for six years and a member of the Eagles Lodge #2517 in Valparaiso. He had an Associate Degree in Accounting at Ivy Tech and was actively pursuing a Bachelors Degree at IUN in Social Human Resources. Rodney is survived by son, Claityn H. Ray and Claityns mother Jamie Schuldt; siblings, Sandy Repp of Dallas, TX and Debbie Williamson of Garland, TX, Larry Ray and Jeff (Jennifer) Ray of Valparaiso. Also many nieces and nephews, who adored him. He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Delores Ray. Rodney followed in his fathers profession as a roofer, working for Ray Roofing and Leslie Roofing. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting and cooking. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Bartholomew Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso. To sign a guestbook for Rodney, please visit: bartholomewnewhard.com
Bartholomew Funeral Home - Valparaiso
102 E. Monroe St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Published in The Times on Oct. 24, 2013