April 21, 1953 - September 08, 2021
Richard Wray, 68 of Glenwood, IA, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bloom Senior Center in Glenwood. Inurnment in the Omaha National Cemetery will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Richard and his family.
Memorials in memory of Richard are directed to the Bloom Senior Center in Glenwood.
Richard Dale Wray, 68 of Glenwood, IA, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at UNMC in Omaha, NE.
Richard was born on April 21, 1953 in Omaha, the son of Arthur Glenn and Dorothy Elizabeth (Lottes) Wray. He graduated from high school and SECC Milford where he obtained his AAS. Richard served in the United States Navy (1970-1974) during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he worked over 40 years as a welder, fitter, and inspector for several companies in the steel fabrication industry.
Richard and Suzanne Huckins were united in marriage on June 12, 1976 in Clarinda, IA. They were blessed with two children, Krista and Erik.
Richard enjoyed making and sharing jelly, fishing and playing Keno. He loved spending time with his family and friends and reconnecting with Navy shipmates. He loved playing chess; in recent years with his grandsons. He was extremely proud of his marriage, children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law and most of all, his grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Suzanne; daughter Krista (Josh) Ellis of Glenwood; son Erik (Sarah) Wray of Council Bluffs, IA; three grandchildren, Isaak Ellis, Alexander Wray and Amber Wray; sister Barb (Ray) Gannon of York, NE; other relatives and a host of friends.