Raymond “Ray” David Smith Sr., West Union, Iowa, May 21, 2018

Raymond “Ray” David Smith Sr., 64, of West Union, Iowa died on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. Raymond was born December 27, 1953 to Raymond and Bessie Allan (Hope) Smith. He graduated from East High in Waterloo, Iowa.

Raymond was united in marriage with Elaine Marie Buhr at Grace Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa on July 14, 1973. Three children were born to this union. Ray was employed at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and being outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Ray is survived by his three children, Dawn (Dennis) Kamp of West Union, Iowa, Debra (Steven) Smith of Fayette and Raymond Smith Jr. of West Union, Iowa; grandchildren, Stephanie (Blake) Kjosa, Dennis Charles (Angela Balvanz) Kamp Jr., Derrick Charles Kamp, Devin Charles Kamp, Destiny Lois Kamp, Dillon David Smith and Dustin Kenneth Smith; mother, Bessie Smith of Oelwein; and siblings, Glen Eugene Smith and Herbert (Julie) James Smith.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; father, Raymond; a granddaughter, Jessica Lois Kamp and a great-granddaughter, Claire Kamp.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa with a visitation from 12:30 – 2:00 pm before services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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