Raymond Bernard Chase

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Raymond Bernard Chase,  80, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Fairbank, Iowa, passed away May 12, 2017 at Crossing Rivers Heath Medical Center of congestive heart failure.


Ray was born April 27, 1937, in Oran, Iowa. The son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Potts) Chase. He attended school at Oran, Iowa. Ray married Patricia Ann Schlamp in February of 1956, and they later divorced. On May 9, 1970, he married Betty Kay Steggall at the Schuyler County Courthouse in Missouri. 


Ray worked at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, for 32 years and then retired. Ray and Betty moved to Prairie du Chien in 2002, and he then worked for Blair Dillman for 13 years. In his spare time Ray loved fishing and woodworking.


He is survived by his wife Betty; his children Judy (Mike) Duffy, of Fairbank, Iowa, Brian (Barb) Chase, of Oelwein, Iowa, Don (Michele) Chase, of Des Moines, and Eric (Aimee) Chase, of Spokane, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Dale Warren; and a grandson Joshua Menuey.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday April 14, at Woods Funeral Home, in Fairbank, Iowa. Inurnment will be at Fairbank Cemetery.


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