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“Our thoughts are with you all. The video memorial is a beautiful tribute to a life full of years and years full of life. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Carol and Tim Mulligan - FL

“I worked with Ray for many of the years he was at the Gold Slipper and on one very rare occasion danced with him. It did not matter how long it had...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Margie Emswiler - Dunlap, IA

“So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was one SUPER guy.I'm afraid he won't be getting many birdies in Heaven. HE USED THEM UP at the Dunlap Golf...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Hood - Omaha, NE - Friend

“Ray Nauroth Family -Ray was a great man, a good friend and lifelong neighbor. Ray and dad's friendship go back to the 1940's. Between Houston's...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis & Sheryl Houston Family - CO

“I have many happy memories of Uncle Ray and Aunt Jerrie!! We had lots of great times in Dunlap thanks to our mom, Mary Pat. My fondest memories are...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Yagley Spooner - Clinton, IA

“Dear Family,Please know I will be with you in love and prayer as you celebrate the life of Uncle Ray.One of my fondest memories of him was that he...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Ware - Oelwein, IA - Family

“I am honored and blessed to have known Ray. He was truly a blessing and I will miss him. My heartfelt condolences. I will never forget his kindness. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Walter Murphy - omaha, NE

“I will forever remember Ray for our great times at the golf course. He was a great guy. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Gordon Allen - Onawa, IA - Friend

“Part of me died yesterday when I heard of Ray's passing. He was one of the GREATEST people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and the privilege to...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jerry Stessman - Sanborn, IA

“Thanks for the Grasshoppers! It was a treat working with you at the Slipper!! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Melissa Boettger - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Nauroth Family. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Earika Rickabaugh - Carlsbad, CA

“Uncle Ray was always nice to his sister Lee my mom. Help when he could or just stopped and had coffee. He made the best grasshopper drink. Was a...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Elliott - Denison, IA

“Mike, Pat, Bill and families. You have our deepest sympathy. Ray was one of a kind. He lived a great and very productive life. He will be missed...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with the family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Frazier - Omaha, NE


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Raymond Michael Nauroth was born on December 9, 1911, to William and Theresa Ann (Feser) Nauroth near Earling, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap. Ray worked on the family farm for a few years. He was working in Lincoln, Nebraska when the United States military called his name. Ray served overseas for 2½ years during WWII. Ray married Geraldine Manion in August of 1951. Ray and Jeri owned and operated the Dunlap Grill for 17 years. Ray also worked for the State of Iowa in the Revenue Division, carried rural mail, and bartended at the Gold Slipper for 47 years. As a young man, he was also involved in the construction of St. Patrick's Church.

Ray was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He loved playing baseball when he was a young man and of course golfing too. In 2003 Ray aced the 110-yard No. 7 hole at Dunlap Golf Club to make his third hole-in-one at the age of 92.

Ray died on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Dunlap Specialty Care at the age of 106 years, three months, and 24 days.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine Nauroth; daughter, Janet Eddy; seven brothers, infant Jerry, Elmer, Frank, Herb, Bill, Howard and Bob Nauroth and three sisters, an infant and Alvina O'Connor and Lee Heffernan. He is survived by his three sons, Michael Nauroth of Scottsdale, Arizona, Patrick (Kathy) Nauroth of Beatrice, Nebraska, William (Julie) Nauroth of Cave Creek, Arizona; son-in-law, Ken Eddy of Greenfield, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.