Ray went home to be with his Savior on Monday morning, March 15, 2021, at Arbor Springs, West Des Moines, Ia.
Ray Dahlman, 88, was born March 12, 1933, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Oren and Sarah (Froese) Dahlman. After high school he attended Kansas State University, graduating in 1958, with an Industrial Engineering Degree. Over the years he lived in Newton and was employed as a Manufacturing Engineer for the Maytag Company, becoming Manager of Production Engineering before his retirement in 1989.
On January 29, 1983, Ray was united in marriage to the love of his life, Susan Dennis. After retirement they moved to Pleasant Hill, and enjoyed spending the winters in Port Aransas, Texas. Ray devoted his life to his family and had a generous heart. He loved sharing his knowledge with his grandchildren, Kody and Chloe, and taking them on many adventures. He also enjoyed keeping an eye on the stock market each day, as well as making trips to the local library to read the Wall Street Journal and visit with his good friend, John. He had a wonderful sense of humor, which was still with him even in the last stages of his dementia. He was always able to make his family laugh. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandpa, uncle and friend.
Ray is survived by his wife Susan; sons: Steve (Carol) Dahlman, Alan Dahlman and Chris Dennis; a daughter Anne Allen; his five grandchildren: Ashley, Justin, James, Kody and Chloe; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters: Jeanne and Annie.
A time of remembrance, celebration of life and visitation will be held 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Social distancing will be practiced and facemasks are required. Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, and as an expression of sympathy, memorials may be designated to the Pleasant Hill Public Library, 5151 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 50327, or to Ray's wife Susan.