Funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4-8 p.m. with the family present from 5-8 p.m. and a rosary will be held at 4 and a vigil service at 7 all at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Raphael "Ray" William Brady was born April 9, 1936 to James and Eleanor (Berendes) Brady in LeMars. Growing up he was baptized and confirmed in the Holy Name Church of Marcus. Ray graduated from Holy Name in 1954, he was the only boy in a class with 10 girls.
On Oct. 21, 1967 he was united in marriage to Carol Keffeler. This marriage was blessed with two daughters: Dawn Marie and Kerri Lynn.
Ray was a member of the United States Army for two years. He worked as a farmer, a salesman for Warren Oil Company, School Custodian and finally as a painter in high demand for many years. Ray was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for over 40 years. Ray enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially golfing and gardening. He was a great bowler in his younger years and had a passion for music and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Ray cherished all the times he was able to spend with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters: Dawn (Rob Liebl) Brady of Lakeville, Minn.; and Kerri (Vixa) Thongvanh of Apple Valley, Minn.; grandchildren: Grace, Henry, Brady and Belle; brother, Jim Brady of San Clemente, Calif.; extended family and many friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eleanor; wife, Carol; one sister; and six brothers.
The family requests that memorials be directed towards a memorial bench in Ray's name which will be placed at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course.