Ray Virgil Mahoney
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home-Oelwein
221 N. Frederick Ave.,
Oelwein, IA
Dec. 16, 1929 - May 27, 2021
OELWEIN - Ray V. Mahoney, 91, of Oelwein, died peacefully Thursday morning, May 27, 2021, at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30?a.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, with military honors by Messerer-Fox American Legion Post 92 Honor Guard of Westgate.
Visitation will be 4-7?p.m. Monday, May 31, and 9-10?a.m. Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.
Memorials may be directed in his name to the donor's charity of choice.
Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are encouraged at the church.
Ray Virgil Mahoney was born Dec. 16, 1929 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of John Charles and Lillie Anna (Grose) Mahoney. He graduated from Maynard High School in the class of 1947. Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ray was united in marriage to Delores Mae Wolf on July 16, 1952, at Sacred Heart Rectory in Oelwein. They were blessed with four children, Mark, Ron, Bret and Michelle. Delores died May 29, 1992. Ray married Suzanne Jane Carey on Oct. 2, 1993 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank. Ray worked for the U. S. Postal Service. He was the postmaster in Oelwein for many years.
Ray was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein Knights of Columbus, the V.F.W. and the Westgate American Legion Post 92. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and was proud of his Irish heritage.
Ray is survived by his wife Sue Mahoney of Oelwein; three sons: Mark (Pam) Mahoney of Urbandale, Ron (Joan) Mahoney of Jefferson and Bret Mahoney (Deb McLaury) of Oelwein; daughter: Shelly (Vince) Recker of Valparaiso, Indiana; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister: Kathleen Smith of Ankeny and many nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Delores; four brothers: Edward, Donald and twins Robert and Roy; and brother-in-law: Lewis Smith.
Published by Oelwein Daily Register on May 29, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
31
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home-Oelwein
221 N. Frederick Ave., P.O.Box 614, Oelwein, IA
Jun
1
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Oelwein, IA
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My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family
Brenda Westcott
Friend
June 14, 2021
To the family of Ray Mahoney so sorry about his death. My family (Henry, Lottie Howard and Richard Stiles lived in Oelwein) Every one here is fine. The Stiles family
Stiles
June 1, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Ray's passing. We were long time neighbors.
Ray always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be missed by his friends and family.
Lori Bayles Yuska
Friend
June 1, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to Rays family ❤ Rays upbeat fun funny contagious smile and leprechaun shenanigans will always be part of our St Patty’s day memories!
Denise and Kevin Wilson
Friend
May 31, 2021
what a sweet man Ray was. So sorry Sue for your loss, many hugs and condolences for you and your family at this difficult time.
Amy Wilson
Friend
May 31, 2021
My prayers are with all of you. Always enjoyed visiting with Ray and his family.
Donna Fauser
May 30, 2021
Ray was quite the role model when I was growing up. Fond memories of seeing him at his parent's Johnny and Lilly near Westgate. RIP Ray.
Bob ziegler
Family
May 29, 2021
So sorry to hear about Ray!! He was always a fun guy with a big smile!! Deepest sympathy to all of you during this time!
Kim Rau
Friend
May 29, 2021
RAY WAS A FUN GUY, ALWAYS SEEMED HAPPY, LOVED BEING INVOLVED WITH OELWEIN, AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WALLACE AND BARBARA RUNDLE.
Barbara Rundle
May 29, 2021
One heck of a guy-quick wit, quick comments. enjoyed life as we all should. He'll be dancing a jig in heaven. May Ray rest in peace.
nancy & lyle Miller
Friend
May 29, 2021
My sympathy to all of Rays family. I knew him from the post office and worked with Deloras.
Sue, you were a wonderful caregiver . My prayers are with you. Gods' Peace to you.
Verna deTemmerman
Friend
May 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kurt & Mary Lou Cosselman
Friend
May 28, 2021
He was fun to talk to
Rest in peace
Margaret Damge
Friend
May 28, 2021
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