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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel
715 W. 3rd STreet
Boone, IA 50036
|Ray M. Lebo, 90, formerly of 724 7th Street in Boone, passed away at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone on Friday evening, May 11, 2012.
He was born on August 25, 1921 in Boone, Iowa the son of Gordon and Katherine (Schicker) Lebo.
On August 25, 1946, he married Marjorie Wirtz at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
Ray was a 1939 graduate of Boone High School. He farmed in Boone County until 1968 before moving to Ames, Iowa where Ray worked in the Vet Med Lab at Iowa State University. In 1992, the couple returned to Boone to make their home and in December of 2006, moved to the Eastern Star Masonic Home. Ray enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boone for over 75 years; a 50 year member of the Masons Mt. Olive #79 AF&AM; and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star Magi Chapter #139. Ray had been active in Boone County 4-H; served on various County Extension Service Committees and was a past member of the Master Swine Producers of Iowa.
His parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and his identical twin brother Roy, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie of Boone; a daughter Marlene Gustafson and husband Jim of Urbandale, Iowa; a grandson Michael Gustafson of Eagle River, Alaska; a granddaughter Amy deBuhr and husband Brian of Urbandale, Iowa; a great-grandson Benjamin deBuhr; and several nieces and nephews.
Following his wishes, the body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday afternoon, May 17th at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone with Rev. Phil Webb officiating.
Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.
Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gift to the First United Methodist Church or the Eastern Star Masonic Home both in Boone.
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