May 30, 2018

Raymond Reiff, 92, of Carroll, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be the Rev. Kevin Richter. Lector will be Rich Reiff. Music will be by the St. Lawrence funeral choir. Gift bearers will be Ray’s great-grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers will be Louise Schlorholtz and Karen Schouten. Casket bearers will be Ray’s grandchildren. The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be rosary at 5 p.m. by Ray’s family and a prayer service at 7 p.m. led by the Rev. Lynn Bruch. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Raymond Henry , son of Robert and Susan (Daniel) Reiff, was born May 21, 1926, in Carroll, Iowa. He attended school at Mount Carmel until his senior year and graduated from Carroll High School in 1944.

On Feb. 5, 1947, Ray married Ethel Staiert in Maple River. Five children were born to this union. Ray farmed in the early years and then had a successful career selling cars and farm equipment. He was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and St. Lawrence choir. He was also a member of the RSVP Singers, Knights of Columbus and Moose Lodge. Ray volunteered at the New Hope Village Store and the St. Anthony Regional Hospital atrium desk. He enjoyed playing cards and travel by mobile homes to warmer climates in the winter months.

Ray is survived by his wife, Ethel Reiff, of Carroll; five children: Rich (Kathy) Reiff of Madison, Wisconsin; Sue (Tom) Twit of Bennington, Nebraska; Tom (Cheryl) Reiff of Coralville; Cindy (Alan) Kraus of Carroll and Jean Reiff of Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Louise Schlorholtz of Mason City and Karen Schouten of Carroll; stepbrother Art Reiff of Carroll; two stepsisters, Della Reiff of Carroll and Norma Jean (Cliff) Eischeid of Carroll; sister-in-law Ella Mae Reiff of Carroll; and brother-in-law Joe Polka of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather Louis; two sisters: Marion Polka and Margaret “Bubbles” Baumhover; two brothers: Paul and wife Irene Reiff and Bob and wife Judy Reiff; brother-in-law Floyd Schlorholtz; stepsister Marcella Sullivan; stepbrother Alvin Reiff; and stepsister-in-law Marilyn “Sal” Reiff.