Raymond R. Housh
June 17, 1933 - June 05, 2021
Birthplace: Albert Lea, Minnesota
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 6/10/2021
Red Oak Presbyterian Church
Service 6/10/2021
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 6/10/2021
Evergreen Cemetery

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Raymond R. Housh, age 87, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away, Saturday, June 5, 2021, at his home unexpectedly. Ray “Wink” Housh was born June 17, 1933 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Helen and Chuck Housh. He graduated from Garner High School in Garner, Iowa in 1951. He later attended Iowa State University, graduating in June 1955 with a double major in Animal Science and Agronomy and a commission in the US Army. He served in the US Army in Europe June 1956-1958. He was later recalled on active-duty in October 1961. Wink married Nancy W. Bradwell, of Garner, Iowa, in September 1961 at the United Presbyterian Church in Garner, Iowa. They had two children, Timothy Brian of Red Oak, Iowa and Anne Winifred of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. They were looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this coming September. Ray worked at the Cow Palace and Livestock Auction in Forest City, Iowa from April 1962-May 1971. He then bought “fat cattle” for Wilson & Company August 1971-December 1975. He moved his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1972 and later to Red Oak, Iowa in August 1974. In that time, he worked for 3 seed corn companies as the district sales manager before he started his own business, Evergreen Lawns in January 1991. He sold his business in August 2005. Ray enjoyed activities with the Boy Scouts, Montgomery County Court of Honor, Acorn Acres Board Member, Red Oak Parks and Recreation Board Member, Red Oak Methodist Church and Red Oak Presbyterian Board Member and volunteering weekly for Meals on Wheels. Ray was passionate about growing his vegetable garden, along with tending flowers and lawn mowing.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Housh of Red Oak; son, Timothy Housh and wife Lorrie of Red Oak; daughter, Anne Housh of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; granddaughter, Ashley Ann Housh of Omaha, Nebraska and her son Jayden; grandson, Justin Housh of Red Oak; granddaughter, Olivia Otis of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and grandson, Noah Otis of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 AM Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 AM -11 AM Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the church prior to the celebration of life. Memorials are suggested to the Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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