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“I met Ray about a year ago working at Sunny View Care Center. Little did I know what an impact he would have on my life. Ray had such a kind heart...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Macy Hall - Des Moines, IA

“Uncle Ray, I will always remember your visits when you would come back to Denison. Especially your Ford Galaxy Convertible. I will forever miss you...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Connie Christiansen - denison, IA

“I had the privilege of meeting Ray and enjoying his zest for life when I was on the staff of the AHEPA 19202 Senior Apartments. His smile and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ruth Hobin - Ankeny, IA

“I'd like to extend my sincere sympathy to Ray's family. He walked almost every day & he would always have a big smile & wave for me when I would toot...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Denise Jones (Logli) - Ankeny

“This thought is for my pal; a most interesting guy, a character of sorts and a very kind soul. It has been a long time since we have crossed paths...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“I'm so sorry about the death of your loved one. I sincerely hope that you will find comfort in knowing that there is a future for those we've lost in...Read More »
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Raymond Louis Christiansen, 86, of Ankeny passed away March 9, 2017.
A celebration of his life will be held 11:00a.m., April 22, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).
Ray was born September 16, 1930 in Denison, Iowa. He graduated from Denison High School in 1949, and went on to Iowa State University, where he played football as a freshman.
He then enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. Upon his return, he continued his education at Mankato State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree.
In 1961 he went to work for the State of Iowa as a personnel director.
Ray was an avid Iowa State fan, enjoyed taking walks, and loved meeting people. He never forgot a name.
He is survived by his brother Bob (Artie) Christiansen, a dear friend Louise Miller, 10 nieces and nephews, and many extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Helen Bryan, Adeline Ettleman, and Lucille Brown, 1 brother Charles Christiansen, and 2 nephews.
A special thank you to the staff of Sunny View Care Center and Suncrest Hospice for their care and service.