|Raymond C. Boysen, Sr.|
|January 09, 1940 - December 27, 2010|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: December 31, 2010 at Rock Island Memorial Park Mausoleum |
|Raymond C. Boysen, Sr., 70, of Rock Island, IL, passed away Monday December 27, 2010, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Entombment will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Raymond was born January 9, 1940, in Rock Island, a son of Dr. Raymond T. Boysen, M.D. and Alberta Moses Boysen. He was a graduate of Graceland College, Lamoni, IA. He married Barbara Ann Messenger on March 16, 1960, in Keokuk, IA. She preceded Raymond in death on May 20, 2002.
Raymond owned and operated Ray’s Hilltop Barber Shop, Rock Island, for 8 years. He later was a Health Inspector for the City of Rock Island. He retired in 1997 from the Blackhawk Area Educational Center, where he was a Teacher’s Assistant in the special education department.
Raymond enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially over a good meal. He loved classic cars, and watching Barrett-Jackson auctions on television.
Survivors include his children (and spouses), Raymond “Tommy” C. Boysen Jr., Moline, Noelle (Jim) Boysen-Ledbetter, Rock Island, Kimberly (Hartwell “Trae” III) Steele, Rock Island, and Johnathon M. Boysen, Davenport, IA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and his brother, Donald Boysen, Rock Island.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and his sister, Darlene Friday.
So sorry to hear about Ray's passing. He was a great person and was very caring to others. He had a great love for all the foster children that he cared for. I always enjoyed talking with him and he will be missed~ Condolences go out to the family~
-- Karen Cowles
Ray,Noelle,& Kim, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
-- Scott & Cindy Hollenback
iworked with Ray at Black Hawk Center. Sorry to hear of his passing you are in my thoughts and prayers
-- jerry hill
Kim - So sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that you will continue to be in my prayers -- both for your consolation and for your Dad. He is certainly at peace.
-- Pat Ombrello
Dear Boysen Family,
We were so saddened to just now learn of the death of your beloved father. We moved to the Kansas City area in June, and saw Ray's obituary on qconline. Ray will always be remembered by us as a loving father, grandfather, and husband. How we loved to see your family at church, sitting closely together with smiles and a true love for each other. Ray always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude about life. We drew encouragement from his faith and strength. He will be greatly missed, we know. Our thoughts and prayers aare with all of you.
Roger and Rhonda Angell
-- Roger and Rhonda Angell
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I remember many wonderful times with your whole family in the Rock Island church. You have a loving caring family and I know your faith will carry you through. God bless you, Valeree and Kevin Pieper
-- Valeree Pieper