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Raymond N. Irlbeck

July 30, 1939 — September 24, 2019

     It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Irlbeck at the age of 80.   Ray passed away on September 24, 2019 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.

     Ray was born July 30, 1939 to Alphonse and Margaret (Underberg) Irlbeck.  Ray grew up as a farm boy around the Templeton and Manning area. Ray served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for 2 years.  He was honorably discharged in 1962.  Upon his return to Iowa, he met and married Marian Grossman on April 20, 1963 at St. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll.  Six children were born to this union.   Ray and Marian lived a long and happy life on their farm north of Aspinwall, where they raised hogs, corn and soybeans.

     Ray was a long-time, active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning where he served as an usher and Eucharist Minister.  He was a lifelong member of the VFW where he had served as a past Commander and member of the ceremonial team.  Ray was also a member of the American Legion.  He was an Iowa Township Trustee for many years.  After farming for almost 50 years, he also served as a director on the WIPCO Board.

     Ray enjoyed drinking coffee and chatting with others from around town.  He always had a hard candy in his pocket to charm a smile from both youngsters and adults.  He never said no when a neighbor or friend needed help.  He was always quick to put himself second when he saw a need.  In his spare time, Ray enjoyed playing Euchre, driving his John Deere B tractor, and spending time with his grandchildren. Most importantly, he was a devoted and loving husband and father to his family.

     Ray was preceded in death by his parents; Parents in law Lawrence and Eva Grossman; Siblings: Mary Helen Irlbeck in infancy; James Irlbeck, John (Barb) Irlbeck, Mary Ann (Frank) “Boots” Irlmeier; Mary Shanks; Janet Mosman; Darol (Louise) Grossman; and Dorene (Larry) Benson.

     Ray will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marian Irlbeck of Manning; Children:  Paul Irlbeck of Templeton;  Laurie (Terry) Thobe of Plainview, TX;  Shari Irlbeck of Rockwell City; Michele (Keith) Amdahl of Prairie du Chien, WI; Joy (Jeremy) Isaacs of Bolingbrook, IL; and  Amy (Gary) Dales of Papillion, NE. Grandchildren: Nick Irlbeck, Tiffany Irlbeck, Linda Laffoon, Ashley (Dustin) Stork, Lisa (Jeremy) Stork, John Thobe, Erin Amdahl, Sydney Isaacs, Samantha Dales and William Dales. Great Grandchildren: Elizabeth Stork, Brody Stork, Harper Stork, and Kinnick Irlbeck; Siblings: Bernard ”Sonny” (Helen) Irlbeck of Templeton; Jerome Irlbeck of Manning; Leroy (Elaine) Irlbeck of Manning; Tom (Dawn) Irlbeck of Aspinwall; Fred (Karen) Irlbeck of Aspinwall; Eugene (Mary Jo) Irlbeck of Carroll; In-Laws: Jolene (Louis) Wessling;  Fran (George) Ostrander; Art Mosman; and Pat Irlbeck of Manning; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Visitation and Prayers

Thursday, September 26, 2019  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM followed by

Rosary by Knights of Columbus

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manning, Iowa


Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 27, 2019    10:30 AM

Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa

Reverend Paul Nguyen, Celebrant


Joy Isaacs

 Gift Bearers

Erin Amdahl     Sydney Isaacs     Linda Laffoon

Eucharistic Minister

Imelda Langel


“The Old Rugged Cross”     JoAnn Beane, Vocalist

“Amazing Grace”     “How Great Thou Art”

Sacred Heart Choir     Anne Muhlbauer, Organist


Casket Bearers

Jeremy Irlbeck   Chad Irlbeck    Bruce Irlmeier

Scot Irlbeck     Alan Irlbeck     Glenn Irlbeck

Honorary Casket Bearers

Billy Wanniger     Larry Muhlbauer

Virgil Rosonke     Leo Willenborg  

Ed Meeves     Melvin Renze     Denny Backhaus

Interment with Military Honors

American Legion Post 22     VFW Post Post 3517

US Army Honor Guard

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa


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