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Raymond Walter Kolpin


Raymond Walter Kolpin

Born: May 4, 1927
Died: February 11, 2019

Funeral Service

Date: Sunday, March 17   2:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lutheran, Ames

Graveside Service & Burial

Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona


Raymond Walter Kolpin died February 11, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home, in St. Ansgar, Iowa at age 91.

Ray was born May 4, 1927, in Aurelia, Iowa, to Walter and Lilly (Honsbruch) Kolpin. He attended schools in Aurelia and after graduation attended Iowa State University.

Ray, his parents and brother moved to a farm south of Ames, in 1945.

He began his career working for The Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. He worked there 47 years until his retirement. His primary responsibility was HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning).

Ray married Cleo Rustad on July 2, 1967 at the Mona Lutheran Church in Mona, Iowa. Ray was a long time member of Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa.

He was a long time collector of antique cars and tractors. He enjoyed learning about heavy duty mechanical equipment.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Norman, in 2013 and sister-in-law Anita Rustad in 2011.

Ray is survived by his wife Cleo, Brother-in-law Robert Rustad; 5 nephews and 3 nieces, and many great nephews and nieces.

A Memorial service will be held March 17, 2pm at Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames, IA., with a Graveside service March 23, 2p at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa.

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