Raymond John Tiemessen
January 12, 1933 ~ April 14, 2014
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.