Raymond Paul Wille, age 85, of Guttenberg, IA, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 17, 1935 at home near Clayton, IA, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Schaefers) Wille.
Ray received his education locally and farmed the better part of his entire life. On August 23, 1961, Ray was united in marriage with Laura Loecke at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, IA.
Ray enjoyed fishing, trail rides, cutting wood, driving along the dike to monitor the Mississippi River levels, drinking coffee at the Stadium with the guys, visiting his siblings, watching western movies, watching Sean Hannity on Fox News, playing Euchre, going to the Blue Grass Festival in Strawberry Point, having a Budweiser, making popcorn, gardening and what Ray really loved was going to his grandchildren’s ball games and spending time with his family.
Ray will be forever loved and cherished by his wife 59 years Laura; children, Dennis & Nancy Wille; 5 grandchildren, Trent, Trevor, Trey & Taylor Roehlk and Sawyer Wille; 6 siblings, Nell Preuss, Mary Hampton, Joseph (Anna) Wille, Rita (John) Lansing, Edward (Agnes) Wille & Theresa Huinker and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; son Larry Wille; daughter in law, Lisa Wille; siblings, Josanne Wille, Bernice Phillip, Clara Moser, Bernelda Wille, Dorothy Schmelzer & Theordore Wille.
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