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Obituaries

November 20, 2012

Raymond Vohl

Knoxville —  

Funeral services for Raymond Vohl of Knoxville were held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Josyph Andrews officiating.  Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army, V.F.W. John Myers Post #3519 & the American Legion Baty-Tucker Post No. 168.   

Musical selections of “In the Garden”, “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Memories” were shared.  Casket bearers included   Chris Bates, Scott Pitt, Eugene Poush, John Mavin, Jake Pitt and David Briggs.  Honorary casket bearers were Dustin DeMoss and David Bough.

Raymond Frederick Vohl was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Marion County,  the son of Clyde and Elizabeth (Albers) Vohl.

As a young man, Ray farmed and at the age of 20 he enlisted in the United States Army.  He served his country honorably from 1951 to 1954.  Ray was united in marriage to Wilma Oliver on Aug. 14, 1954 at the Church of God in Knoxville.  While in Korea he received a Silver Star and the Purple Heart.  When Ray returned to Iowa he worked for the V.A., Maytag and Rolscreen.  Most of his working years were with Ecotech, in Des Moines, where he was a heavy equipment operator and foreman.  During retirement he and Wilma wintered in the south, primarily in Mission, Texas.  They also enjoyed camping for many years.

Ray passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center at the age of 80 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings:  Vurlly Cox, Gladys Briggs, Martha Frazier, Leslie Vohl and Mary Crook.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Wilma; daughter, Marcia DeMoss and fiancé Mark Bills of Knoxville; granddaughters:  Nicole (Chris) Bates of Colorado, Ashley DeMoss of Knoxville; step-grandson, Dustin DeMoss of Florida; great-granddaughters, Kaelynn Bates of Colorado,  Rylie Smith of Knoxville and a sister-in-law, Lola Vohl “Little Bill” of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the American Legion Baty-Tucker Post #168.  Online condolences may be made to BertrandFuneralHomes.com

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