Raymond F. Jenn

Nov 6, 2021
Jenn, Raymond news


1:00 PM on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo.


11:00 AM until services at 1:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.


Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo with military rites by the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard and Evansdale AMVETS Post #31


Cedar Valley Hospice


Raymond Francis Jenn, 86, of Waterloo, died on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.


Ray was born on April 24, 1935, in Ionia, the son of Frank and Letha Bucknell Jenn and graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in 1953. He joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War (1957-1959) and then stayed in the Army Reserves (1959-1963). While in the Reserves, Ray worked construction building the Coralville Reservoir Dam. He began his tool & die apprenticeship at Chamberlain Mfg. and then worked at Precision Tool & Die. In 1972, Ray went to work for Schoitz Engineering and retired in April 2000.


He married Mary Belle Barton July 8, 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Mary died October 17, 2021.


Ray is survived by 3 sons, Michael (Kelli), Daniel, and Richard, all of Waterloo; a daughter, Catherine (Brandon) Lien of Cedar Falls; 5 grandchildren, Zak (Ashley) Jenn, Kelsey (Matt) Vail, Jenna (Ryan) Unash, Jacob Lien and Austin Lien;  and 3 great-grandchildren, Thyer, Myles and Scottie.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; 5 brothers, Virgil, LaVern, Norbert, Donald and Ralph; and a sister, Elaine Krull.


Ray loved old time country music, his amazing garden, working on cars, and being with family. He was so proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  1. Diane Thompson | Nov 09, 2021
    So sorry for your loss.

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