Raymond John Tiemessen

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Raymond J. Tiemessen, age 81, of New Hampton, IA passed away suddenly on Monday, April 14, 2014 in New Hampton. Raymond John Tiemessen was born on January 12, 1933 to Benjamin and Catherine (Pierre) Tiemessen in New Hampton, IA. He attended school at St. Mary's School in North Washington and helped on the family farm. Ray was united in marriage to Alice Sheridan on June 2, 1952 at Our lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, IA. The couple made their home on the family farm one mile east of North Washington, where they raised their five children and have continued to live. Ray enjoyed playing cards, Mennonite auctions, being with his family, especially his grandchildren, gardening, and wintering in Texas. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, Catholic Order of Foresters, Monday Morning Coffee Club and the card group in Ionia. Ray is survived by his wife Alice of New Hampton; children Dale (Linda) Tiemessen, Roger(Laurie) Tiemessen, and Connie Ellswick all of New Hampton, Gary (Cindy) Tiemessen of Bettendorf, IA and Sandy (Mark) Cloud of Anniston, AL; 12 grandcildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law Mary (Virgil) Hillsman of New Hampton. He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Catherine Tiemessen, sister-in-law Margaret Joebgen and brother-in-law Patrick Sheridan.

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  1. Alice & family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family. We remember many good visits with Ray when Merle and I were working. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.

  2. Alice and family, we are so sorry to hear the news. Remember the good times you had and cherish them forever. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Nick and I just heard about Ray’s passing. We are very sorry for the entire Tiemessen family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Our condolences to the whole Tiemessen family. We remember all the good times when he did our silo filling and our visits in recent years…the last being at a Mennonite auction. Ray lived life fully and may those memories help you through your grief. Alice and Michael Bartz

  5. To the Tiemessen family, So sorry for you loss. Keep your memories close to your heart to help you get through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jim and Dixie

  6. Alice & Family – so so sorry to hear of Rays passing. He will be missed by many. Sincerely Judy Campau (Milwaukie Oregon)

  7. Alice and family, we share your loss of Ray, remember well, our visits while Mom and Dad Stapher were still alive north of Devon… and we had the occasions to flee Western New York for a week or so to visit them, and neighbors as well… We had several good visits with you all on those few trips and enjoyed the fellowship time with you… our prayers will be with you! In Christ, Bethel (Stapher) and Jim Lehmann

  8. Alice and family, you have our deepest sympathy. Orlin enjoyed the farming conversations at the Friday breakfasts. Let memories help you during the days ahead. Know that you are in our prayers.

  9. Alice and family. We share your sorrow at Ray’s passing. We so enjoyed visiting with Ray and your wonderful family and looking at his John Deere toys in November. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The Fairbanks Tiemessens

  10. Darrell & Violet Albrecht
    Alice and family, Sorry to here about Ray’s passing. We had a wonderful visit Sunday at the pancake breakfast in Ionia. God be with you and your family.

  11. Gary: I’m sorry… I know this is a difficult time for you and all your family. Please know that I am here for support in any way possible. May he rest in peace in the big farmland in Heaven.

  12. Ray, I know I’m an in-law, or so they say, but I will miss you more than you know. You were always there for us and I know your son will miss you without saying so, I’ve watched him break down and know that you have always been in his thoughts. He takes after you sooo much with the traits you have taught him. Have fun in heaven as we know that is where you are playing cards and gabbing, you will always be in our thoughts. MISS YOU so much! Love always and forever, Gary & Cindy.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Our heats are prayers go out to you and your family Roger.
    Dana & Barb (Troyna) Boomgarden

  14. Sorry for your loss I remember all the good times as a child and then the good times while visiting in Texas. Alice you and your whole family are in our prays. Vic and Diane Ball

  15. Dwight Stapher-Flandreau S.D.

    To the family of Ray Tiemessen, I express deepest sympathy during this time of loss. The decades past of memories are to be cherished.

  16. My deepest sympathy to the entire Tiemessen family for your loss. May God’s peace and blessings be with each of you at this time.

    Betsy Davidson Wigant
    Charles City, IA


  18. Roger & Laurie: My thoughts and prayers are with the Tiemessen family on the loss of your father and husband.

  19. So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to the entire Tiemessen family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Darrell and Cindi Knecht

  20. Our sincere sympathy to the entire Tiemessen family. We have always enjoyed visiting with Ray . He and Alice have been an important part of the morning coffee and cards in Ionia for a long time and he will be missed greatly. We keep you all in our prayers. Duane & Pat Lynch.

  21. Raymonds other grandchilderen are MIke Tiemessen, Chris Cloud, Jeremy Cloud and Dennis Cole who will also miss their Grandpa. He will be missed by his great grandchilderen as well. Love ya dad Sandy.

  22. i will always remember ray as one of the leaders of the washington cadets 4-H club. He will be truely missed. steve and michele lensing

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