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Raymond "Ray" Edward Engle

July 8, 1948 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 73)


Raymond “Ray” Edward Engle age 73 of Fairfield passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, at The University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics.

Visitation for family& friends will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 6, 2021, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Monte Knudsen officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to Dixie Engle, 1017 Grand Park Drive, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Ray was born July 8, 1948, to Harold and Gladys (McCorkel) Engle Sr.  He married Dixie Silvers on December 19, 1975 in Fairfield.  This year they would have celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Ray served in the Army during the Vietnam War.  Worked several years at Falco as a machine operator. Ray and Dixie were managers of the Catfish Place in Fairfield for 20 years until it sold.  Ray liked to scrap and junk, fishing, boating, camping, gardening especially tomatoes and mushroom hunting.  Most of all he loved his kids, grandkids and great grandchild.

Ray will be missed by his wife Dixie of Fairfield; 3 daughters, Ruby (Christopher) Krouse of Fairfield, Angela (Josh) Dye of Douds and Amanda (Justin) Gazaway of Kansas City, KS; 8 grandchildren, Colyier Boese, Hunter Boese, Lane Dye, Xander Dye, Paige McCoy, Tayia McCoy, Breanna Reinier, and Cody Gazaway; one great grandson, Houston Bennett; his siblings, Donna Engle of Georgia and Harold Engle Jr. of Salina, IA; and his dog, Missey May.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Gladys; one daughter, Angel (She was Angie’s twin).


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August 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

Funeral Service
August 6, 2021

10:30 AM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

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