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Ray Dean Dowler

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Ray Dean Dowler Obituary
Ray Dean Dowler

Des Moines

Ray Dean Dowler, 74, started a new journey on Friday, September 9, 2011. Ray was born in Lorimor, IA on July 17, 1937 to Joe and Mildred (Courtney) Dowler. After finishing high school, he joined the Army where he earned an honorable discharge. Ray worked many jobs, some at the same time working 14-18 hours straight. His jobs included insurance salesman, route driver, custodian at Bondurant Farrar, and entrepreneur.

Ray believed in family and always made that a priority in his life. He will be remembered as a strong, patient, and kind man of character and will be greatly missed and honored by his family and friends always.

He is survived by his children, Rod (Donna) Dowler, John (Lanette) Dowler, Robert Dowler, Pamela (Bill) Rice, Ben (JoAnne) Webb, Linda (Jack) Barney, Steve (Debbie) Webb and Kevin (Tammy) Webb. Ray is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Bonnie Dowler and daughter, Deborah Grandmaitre.

Graveside Services will be Monday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Ankeny Memorial Gardens in Ankeny. Services are handled by Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd, Clive.


Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 11, 2011
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