Raymond Arthur Seegers
Raymond Arthur Seegers
  • October 2, 1930 - August 7, 2017
  • Windsor Heights, Iowa

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Ray Seegers, 86, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel.

Ray was born October 2, 1930 in Gilmore City, IA to Rev. Arthur and Louise (Stave) Seegers. He graduated from Fontanelle High School and attended Midland College and Dana College. In 1951, Ray joined the U.S. Marines for three years and served in the Korean War. Ray married Marjorie Nystuen in 1954 and together they raised four children. He worked for Northwestern Bell for over 30 years and retired in 1986. Ray was an avid fisherman, coin collector and woodworker. During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife to Europe, going on cruises and taking bus trips around the United States.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Marjorie; daughters, Rita Elliott (Bob Olson) and Roxanne Seegers (Neal Osler); son, Paul (Karen) Seegers; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Cordelia Nitcher, Gwen Bitz and Gretchen Villaseka; and brother, Leonard Seegers. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Seegers; twin brother, Roland Seegers; and sisters, Marianne Purdy, Ruth Sears and Lois Gross.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Parkinson Disease Association.