Raymond J. "Ray" McLoughlin, 88, of Fort Dodge passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Memorial services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 10th at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy, officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in the Newark Township Cemetery, near Vincent. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a K. of C. Rosary at 7:00 PM all at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Ray is survived by his wife, Joan McLoughlin of Fort Dodge; children, Debra McLoughlin of Mesa, AZ, Cheryl Ritenour (Rick) of Vincent, John McLoughlin of Fort Dodge, Therese Sittig (John) of Owatonna, MN, and Brian McLoughlin (Marie) of Fort Dodge; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Steinmaus of Reno, NV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary (Bemrich) McLoughlin; brothers, Leo, Vincent, Don, and Joe McLoughlin; sisters, Marcella Blanchet and Betty Ward; and daughter-in-law, Stacy Miller McLoughlin.
Raymond John McLoughlin was born July 26, 1930 in Barnum. He was raised in Barnum until he was teenager when the family moved to Vincent. Ray graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1947. On August 9, 1952 he was united in marriage to Joan Shaw. The couple established their home in Vincent. Ray farmed from 1952 to 1960. He then worked for the Vincent Grain Elevator for 32 years until retiring in 1992. He served on the board for the Vincent Fire Department and the Vincent Hall. In his spare time, he coached Little League. For 20 years, Ray and Joan enjoyed their winters in Arizona. In 2001, the couple moved to Fort Dodge. Ray was a member of Holy Trinity Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan.
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Very sorry for your loss. I was very lucky to have known Ray. I also had the pleasure to work with him while home from college in the summer.
A. tip of the hat to you, Ray. You've been an absolutely great friend and brother-in-law for all these years and now you've taken the great leap, from a sick-bed directly into jesus' arms. Keep an eye out for us, we'll catch up with you a little further down the road. Blessings to all of the family and friends.
Dear McLoughlin family, I was saddened to hear of Rays passing. The Christopher family has so many wonderful memories of Ray, Joey and the family. Ray was always so kind and nice to everyone. Our best to Joey and all of the family. He will be missed and may he rest in peace.
Cheri, thinking of you and your family. Hugs to you.
Raymond was a wonderful guy. He sure like to visit everybody . He met. He will sure miss by his Family and FRiends.
So sorry to read of your dads passing..Both he and your Mom were such special friends to my folks, Pat and Iline Sullivan..We are broken hearted for your Mom and all lucky to be part of his family..Prayers continue for you all
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