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Richard Gray

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Funeral services for Richard Gray, 87, of Fostoria, formerly of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 3-5 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A vigil service will take place at 5 p.m.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Spencer.

Mr. Gray passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Richard William Gray, the son of John and Catherine Thul Gray, was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Clarion, Ia. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he attended school and graduated from Spencer High School.

Richard married Lowene Brallier on Nov. 28, 1942, in Spencer, Ia. They lived in Royal and Graettinger, before settling down in Spencer. He worked for Skelly Oil Company and as a carpenter, before he started trucking. He bought and ran Spencer Truck Line in 1970 until 1988. He later moved to Fostoria.

Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening, and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer and Saddle Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lowene; his parents; a grandson, Joshua Galm; and two sons-in-law, Terry Galm and Doug Lachner.

Left to cherish his memory are his four children: Sharon (Richard) Burgeson of Milford, Ia., Richard (Monika) Gray of Dickens, Ia., Janet Galm and Jim Ransom of Royal, Ia., and Terry (Lori) Gray of Arnolds Park, Ia.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.