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Raymond Pieper

Raymond Pieper

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.

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BLOOMFIELD — Graveside services for Joseph Maule will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield.

NORFOLK — Services for Todd A. Zautke, 50, of Norfolk are pending at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Reba J. Hasebroock, 84, of Fort Calhoun, formerly of Norfolk, are pending with Home for Funerals.

WAYNE — Services for Bev Sturm, 89, of Wayne will be 1:20 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the First United Methodist in Wayne.

NORFOLK — Services for Robert E. Peterson, 84, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk with the Rev. Scott Schilmoeller officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk.

CLEARWATER — Services for Bobby D. Hobbs, 80, of Ewing are pending at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.

COLUMBUS — Memorial services for Meldean J. Boelter, 76, of Columbus, formerly of Norfolk, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with the Revs. Duane King and Lowell Burkem officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

LEIGH — Services for Charles Mullenhoff, 86, of Leigh will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh.

NORFOLK — Services for Kenneth A. Wrick, 86, of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk with the Rev. Randy Rasmussen officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Thabor Lutheran Cemetery in Wausa.

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