DODGE — Services for Raymond Pieper, 79, Dodge, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge. The Rev. An Duy Phan will officiate. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Wednesday with a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil, all at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge.
He died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Parkview Home in Dodge. Funeral Mass
Arrangements are under the direction of Stokely Funeral Home.
Raymond Theodore Pieper was born on June 26, 1939, to Conrad and Mary (Baumert) Pieper on the family farm south of Dodge. He attended country school and graduated from Dodge High School in 1958.
On Nov. 16, 1963, Ray married Virginia Houghton at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner. The couple lived on the home place, where they farmed and raised livestock. In 2000, the couple retired and moved to Dodge.
Ray was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters Court 863, where Ray was chief ranger.
Tennis was Ray’s favorite sport. He loved to watch matches on television and attended matches in Omaha. The couple loved to travel and made it to almost every state including Hawaii. Trips to Branson were among Ray’s favorite along with the trip to Cuba.
Survivors include his spouse, Virginia of Dodge; his daughters, Lorraine Pieper of Fremont, Doris (Tom) LaForge of Williamston, Mich., and Dawn Pieper of Tampa, Fla.; his sons, LaVern (Chris) of Eua Beach, Hawaii, Chad (Lila) of Dodge and Raymond Jr. (Susan) of Omaha; his grandchildren, Joshua Pieper, Chilsea Tankersley, Katrina Pieper, Megan and Gavin LaForge, Chloe, Landen and Abbey Pieper and Julia Wolfe; his great-granddaughter, Eliza Tankersley; his sisters, Dolores Fees of Bennington, Marlene (Leonard) Kabes of Clarkson and Irene (Gary) Brosch of Bennington.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Agnes (Stanley) Gall; a brother, Richard; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Fees.
Lunch at the church hall will follow the burial. A memorial has been established.