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Ray Wellman

March 22, 2019
Traer Star-Clipper

Rayfield "Ray" A. Wellman, 84, of Traer died March 18, 2019 at Sunrise Hill Care Center from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born August 29, 1934 at the family home in rural La Porte City (Jubilee) to Arthur and Elsie (Harting) Wellman. He attended school in Jubilee and graduated from La Porte City High School in 1952. Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country for two years before being honorably discharged. He married the love of his life (Ruth) Jean Alcorn on January 22, 1958 at the United Presbyterian Church in Traer. The couple welcomed three children into their lives. Ray farmed for many years with Wellman Farms, Inc. with his father and brother in the Brandon/La Porte area. He finished his career at Traer Manufacturing, retiring in 2000.

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