Ray Willard Warren, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. Funeral Mass: 10: 00 am Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home with a Vigil Service beginning at 4:30 pm. Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Ray was born November 27, 1939, the son of Willard and Ethel (Klien) Warren, in Iowa City. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960. On November 7, 1961, Ray married Elizabeth Marie Thelen in Iowa City. He owned Wheel Motors in Cedar Rapids, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. After retirement, Ray worked several different jobs including driving a school bus for Cedar Rapids Schools. He was an avid fan of antique cars and was a member of the Model A Ford Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America. Ray also enjoyed fishing and lending a helping hand to his neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Warren; two sons, Edward (Kathryn) Warren, Kevin (Rhonda) Warren; six grandchildren, Jamie Warren, Kameryn Warren, Kristopher Williams, Isabella Warren, Philip Harper, Nick Harper; five siblings, Robert (Ruby) Warren, Helen (Earl) Spinler, Elizabeth Westcott, Doris Nelson, Max (Mary) Warren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Dorothy McNally.
Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Ray.