Ray Haun, 85, Gering
Ray Haun, 85, of Gering, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday (April 7, 2013) at his home. His funeral service will be held Saturday (April 13, 2013) at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Memorials have been established to the Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff or Prairie Haven Hospice. Online condolences and his obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Ray was born May 18, 1927 in Mitchell to Jacob and Marie (Yekel) Haun. He received his early education in Mitchell and later attended Scottsbluff High school through his sophomore year. On September 29, 1946, he married Lucille Knaub at Plymouth Congregational Church in Scottsbluff. Ray began his work career at an early age as a welder. He then went to work for Lockwood Grader Corporation as a welder, however his work ethic and innate skills enabled him to move into all phases of manufacture, design, and sales. He, along with T.J. Lockwood designed the potato harvester which became one of the main pieces of equipment in the Lockwood Line. He was with Lockwoods for over twenty years. While at Lockwoods, he also did custom potato harvesting before he became a co-owner of Farm Industrial Bearing and Supply Company in Scottsbluff. In 1979, Ray, along with his son, Allen, and son-in-law, Don Gable, purchased Scotty's Drive In where he worked until his retirement.
As a lifetime member of Salem Congregational Church, he sang in the German Choir, and served as a former Church Deacon. Throughout his lifetime, he was a member of the Lions Club, Jaycees, N.R.A., Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. He also coached for many years in the Gering Organized Baseball program. He was an avid out-doors man who loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He also enjoyed bowling. He had a great goose jerky recipe which he happily shared with friends and family. Most of all, Ray loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his wife Luci, of Gering; daughters Karen Bolzer, Sandi (Don) Gable, and Joy (Kirk) Arnold, all of Gering; and son and Allen (Mary Kay) Haun of Scottsbluff; sisters Bonnie (Lloyd) Ferguson of Casper, Wyoming and Hannah Schmidt of Greeley, Colorado; brothers Norm (Yvonne) Haun of Boulder, Colorado, and Ruben Haun of Heyburn, Idaho; grandchildren Jenn (Will) Scott, Kristin (Tim) Beamon, Ryan Bolzer, Heather (Darrell) Dean, Travis (Stevie) Gable, Andrea (Matt) Ray, Brad (Bri) Ernst, Cory Ernst, and Nicholas Haun; step grandchildren Matt (Rachel) Arnold, Cody (Robyn) Arnold, Tyler Arnold, Tyson (Bri) Arnold, and Kati Arnold; great grandchildren Delaney and Brylee Dean, Jarrod, Alysa, and Leah Beamon, Turner, Maddie, Ryland and Tatum Ray, Jason, Caleb and Anna Scott, Kennie McFarland and Boston Gable; step great grandchildren Dillon Arnold, and Taylor Arnold. Also surviving Ray was his best friend, his red lab, Max.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, brother Victor, sisters Marie, Marti, Esther, and infant sister Martha; son-in-law, Ron Bolzer, and great-grandson, Toren Gable.
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