BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Raymond L. Havel, 69, died Thursday (July 8, 2010) at the home of his daughter near Lexington, Nebraska.
He was born in Atwood, Kansas on March 6, 1941, to Ralph and Ruth (Allen) Havel. He grew up in Kansas.
He worked as a welder and as a farmer/rancher for most of his life. He broke and rode horses. He also raised Collies, Blue Heelers, Poodles and mini-pins dogs.
He lived in Ludell, Kansas and later in Yakama, Washington, Hays Center, Palisade, McCook and Bartley, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph; a brother, Leonard; and a great-grandson, Derrick Hagen.
He is survived by three daughters, Deb and husband, Clinton Witt of Lexington, Cherie and husband, Brian Schmidt of Hays, Kansas, and Jody and husband, Denny Hagen of Hays; son, Billy Ray Havel of McCook; mother, Ruth Havel of Oberlin, Kansas; two brothers, Edward and wife, Karol Havel of Imperial, Nebraska, Gary of Atwood, Kansas; three sisters, Janice and husband, Gary Carson of Duncan, Nebraska, Beverly and husband, Marvin of Atwood, Dorothy Mary and husband, Phil Harry of Colby, Kansas; six grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 3 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church in McCook with the Rev. Chris Atkins officiating.
Memorials may be left at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.
Condolences can be left online at www.lockenour.com.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.