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Mr. Raymond Eugene Yori
  • Memorial contributions may be directed to: Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church; Boline-Manfredi VFW Post 9662; St. Vincent de Paul; or Knights of Columbus.
  • Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
    510 East First Street
    Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Memorial contributions may be directed to: Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church; Boline-Manfredi VFW Post 9662; St. Vincent de Paul; or Knights of Columbus.
  • St. Vincent De Paul
    58 Progress Parkway
    Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706
  • Memorial contributions may be directed to: Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church; Boline-Manfredi VFW Post 9662; St. Vincent de Paul; or Knights of Columbus.
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“Dear Aunt Margaret and kids,So sorry to hear of Uncle Ray passing. Want you to know that i'm thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers.Love...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Salak

“Dear Margaret and family,John are so sorry to hear of Ray's death. The two of you were such an excellent example of a couple being best friends. Your...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Peggy Horton - Apollo Beach, FL

“Ray was a terrific man. He was outgoing, fun and so kind. Mom and I were very blessed to have many great conversations with Ray and Margaret at...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: sandi stewart - Lincoln, NE

“Great man! Great family! Great friends! Things I will never forget. God Bless! ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Tim McKenna - Ankeny, IA - friend

“My memories of growing up in Ankeny have always included the Yori family and Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. You have my deepest sympathies for...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Debra Steilen - Des Moines, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is. But our thoughts are with your family at this time. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Lorene Johnson - Cheyenne, WY

“Margaret and family - we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We knew you and Ray through VFW 9662. No matter where we ran...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Carol & Mike Holmes - Des Moines, IA


8 of 24 | Posted by: Jane (McKenna) Gatzke

“What a life and legacy he has left in the world. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Kolleen Miller - Springfield, IL

“Margaret and Family,I just couldn't have wished for a better family to have grown up next to. Ray was always so kind to us kids always a smile on his...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Medici Mahlstadt Ankeny

“Ray, Janice and Family members,Sorry to read of your Father's passing. I hope you can find peace in your mourning. God bless. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA

“Karen - My thoughts are with you.Nancy Hamer-Earles ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Hamer-Earles - Colfax, IA

“I remember Ray, especially at a time when I lost my own father and mother. Ray and Margaret attended our families memorial services and Ray was...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: LeAnn Phillips (Righi) - IA

“Sorry to hear about the passing of Ray will always remember sitting with him at many softball games what a great guy. Imants, Dixie and family ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“To Karen and family, so sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Foggia - Des Moines, IA

“A gentle man who always had a smile. Living across the street from them while growing up I remember both Raymond and Margaret as the best of...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Aletha Speakar - Clear Lake, IA

“Dear Margaret, We all really have good memories having the privilege of growing up in Carney!!!I love all our neighbors there and am so greteful for...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Margaret, was so sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. He will always be remembered with his smile. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Naomi Miller - Melcher Dallas, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray will be greatly missed. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Harold and Lara Kramme - IA

“God's peace and comfort to the York family. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Treangen - IA - Friend

“Ray was my mentor in VFW Post 9662 and as I assumed the Quartermaster position from him. He was a great man and my hero. I am sorry that I will not...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Ronald Koontz - Polk City, IA

“I wish I could be there in person. I'm thinking of all of you. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Erin McPherson - Ankeny, IA

“To Dear Margaret and all the family,May God grant you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. I will miss Ray very, much. He always made...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Colleen McKenna Johnston - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss. I know my parents were great friends with Margaret and Ray! ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Pertzborn


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Raymond Eugene Yori, 87, passed away February 22, 2017.
A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at the church Monday with a celebration of life following.
Ray was born July 31, 1929 in Carney, Iowa. He attended Oralabor School where he met the love of his life and wife of 66 years, Margaret (Podnar), in second grade, and graduated from Woodside High School in 1946.
Ray served 21 months in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, including 12 months in Korea. Upon his return from the service he earned an accounting degree. In a career that spanned over 60 years, he worked at Towers Transfer & Storage, Polk County Building Department and Community State Bank.
He was an active member and Past Commander of the Boline-Manfredi VFW Post 9662, volunteered for St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus and served as Crocker Township clerk for 30 years until 2016.
Ray is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Janice (Lynn) Edmondson, Karen (John Pittenger) Yori, Mary Yori, Ray (Lee Ann Maldonado) Yori, and Connie Yori; three grandchildren, Amy Knoll, Casey Yori, and Lukas Helms; two great-grandchildren, Sam Knoll and Jake Knoll; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many extended family members.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church; Boline-Manfredi VFW Post 9662; St. Vincent de Paul; or Knights of Columbus.