Raymond L. Loring
March 8, 1932 - January 13, 2018

Raymond L. Loring

Raymond L. Loring
Mar 8, 1932 - Jan 13, 2018

Raymond L. Loring

Ray passed away on January 13, 2018 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, with Rev. Doug Burton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. Visitation will be 9:30 AM until service time on Wednesday at the Joyce Funeral Home.

Raymond Louis Loring, the son of Jake and Ursula (Wiwi) Loring, was born on March 8, 1932 in Graettinger, Iowa. Ray served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Italy during the Korean War. On August 6, 1954 Ray was united in marriage with Carol Hoffmeyer in Estherville, Iowa. Ray had worked reupholstering furniture and owned and operated Emmetsburg Upholstery for 55 years. He had been a member of the Emmetsburg VFW. Ray enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, water skiing and bicycle riding.

Left to cherish Ray's memory is his wife of 63 years, Carol of Emmetsburg; children, Stephen Loring of Estherville, Linda (Mike) Guinn of Hartley, Craig (Anna) Loring of Havelock, Sheryl (Melinda Talbot) Loring of Emmetsburg, Diane (Tony) Putnam of Everly and Kayleen (Scott) Farmer of Estherville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Alberta Spurling of Fort Dodge, Annabelle Walker of Emmetsburg, Liz (Jim) Reinders of Estherville and Pauline Loring of Emmetsburg; and 2 brothers, Larry (Jeanne) Loring of Ankeny and Frank (Shirley) Loring of Emmetsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a great grandson, Cole Ryan Loring; 2 sisters, Margaret Onken and Rita Goeders; and 2 brothers, James and Ed Loring.


naomi on Feb 20, 2018

I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of Raymond.

Julie Perdue-Wilson on Jan 17, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Julie Perdue-Wilson

Frank Loring on Jan 16, 2018

I am going to miss my Brother Ray. He was alway's there for me. I could always count on his advice. He is at peace now and with God

Lisa Loring Baker on Jan 16, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. Frank got a message to me and so did George Goeders. I appreciate them letting us know. I hope he and Dad (Ed Loring) found them a lake and can do some fishing and catching up together. My prayers are with all of you, Lisa Loring Baker, Gadsden, Alabama

Jenna Hardy Pedersen on Jan 15, 2018

Linda, thinking of you and your family during this time. I wish I could be there on a Wednesday.

Dave and Judy Nixon on Jan 15, 2018

To Carol and all of Ray's family: We are saddened to learn of Ray's passing. We saw him often, as he enjoyed fishing on 5 Island Lake. He was certainly an artist at his work, and we'll be reminded of it with a number of pieces that he did for us and for my mom. He was the best. Sending you our condolences
With sincere sympathy, Dave and Judy Nixon

rosie carmichael on Jan 15, 2018

Linda and family sorry for your loss we can't come on Wednesday but our prayers are with you and the family Rosie and Bob Carmichael and family

Joyce Funeral Home on Jan 15, 2018


Andy Joyce on Jan 15, 2018

Scott Loring on Jan 15, 2018

Very sorry to hear about Ray. I know he and Dad (Ed Loring) are catching up on things right about now. Love, Scott & Neva Loring (Florence, Alabama)

Anne Nelson on Jan 15, 2018

Ray was a gifted artisan as well as one of the "good guys" gone now but never forgotten; our sincere sympathy to all. Dick and Anne Marie Nelson

Carol on Jan 14, 2018

Linda and the Loring family, so sorry to read that your Dad passed away. You've done so much to care for your folks as they aged. It's So admirable. I remember his upholstery shop & how he could do a
complete transformation of old furniture into something grand & beautiful. A talent not seen much today. Give your sweet Mom a hug.
Love Carol (Saxton) Looft



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Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
10:30 AM

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