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.