Raymond Vermeersch

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Memorial Mass
St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church
250 S Dyer St
Mountain Home, AR  72653
Saturday, October 30, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Raymond Vermeersch

of Mountain Home, AR

October 27, 2021

Raymond Joseph Vermeersch passed away in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 91 on October 27. He was born on August 8, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is survived by his wife Cay Vermeersch (his high school sweetheart), brother Charles Vermeersch, sister Rita Houser, sons Tom (Liz) Vermeersch, David Vermeersch, and John (Mary) Vermeersch; three stepchildren Dave and Doug Durham and Debra Logan, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marcella (Boland) Vermeersch, sisters Marie Ahrens, and Elaine Gaines, his grandson Andrew Vermeersch and daughters in law Denise (Diamond) Vermeersch and Kandy (Greer) Vermeersch.

Ray grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as an airplane mechanic in Okinawa and graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He worked for various companies as an engineer, living in Milwaukee, WI, Burlington, IA and Grand Rapids, MI. Upon retiring he moved to Mountain Home, AR to enjoy the nice weather. Ray enjoyed wood working and made several beautiful pieces of furniture, was very proud of his elaborate ship models he built and enjoyed golfing. Ray was a Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed watching sports.

Ray's wishes are to be cremated and buried in Fairfax, IA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Church or to any Hospice organization.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church at 10:00am on Saturday, October 30th. Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.

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8 Condolence(s)
Charlie and Janet Cryts
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Cay, we were playing golf with Ray when he told us that he was going to marry his childhood sweetheart and he was so happy. Comfort to you and the family.

Susan Ahrens
Iowa City, IA
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

I was sorry to hear of Uncle Ray's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you cousins, Tom David and John, and to your families. I made a donation in Ray's name to The Bird House in Iowa City where Mom passed in November 2016.

Cecile Gaines Newcomb
Roanoke, VA
Monday, November 1, 2021

Big hugs and love to the Vermeersch family! May you be comforted in your grief.

John and Lynda Barnes
Springfield, MO
Friday, October 29, 2021

Dear Cay, we are sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a true gentleman in every aspect of the word, kind and gentle, a devout Catholic. You have our deepest sympathy and please know that you are in our prayers. May his noble soul rest in peace.

Annette and Chuck Zalar
Friday, October 29, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Annette and Chuck

Sharon Dwyer
mountain home, AR
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cay, I was so startled to see Ray had passed. I enjoyed visiting with him a few weeks ago. My prayers are with you and the family. May he rest in peace. Sharon Dwyer

Roger & Marilyn Gonzagowski
Baraboo, WI
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cay you and your Family will be in our Though and Prayers. Ray was a Wonderful and close Neighbor when we lived on Eagle Drive. Roger said Ray was a very good Golfer and enjoyed Golfing with Him.

Helen Gunter
Mountain Home, AR
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Met this kind man working at the Elks lodge. I remember his smile and quiet happy attitude. Rest well, good and faithful servant. H