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Raymond Edward Silver
March 29, 1939 - March 18, 2020

Raymond Edward Silver

Raymond Edward Silver
Mar 29, 1939 - Mar 18, 2020

Raymond Edward Silver
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Raymond Edward Silver, 80, of Geneva, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his home in Geneva. He was born March 29, 1939, in rural Geneva, Iowa ,to Edward and Lena (Siems) Silver.

Raymond graduated from Geneva High School in 1958. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Moore on January 28, 1966, in Hampton. Raymond was a member of the Geneva United Methodist Church. He enjoyed being outside fishing, tinkering on several projects and mowing several properties for the city and of his own. Ray also loved going to his grandsons' sporting events where he could normally be found watching from a nearby shade tree. In his early years, he took care of Geneva as the Chief of Police and later on as a Councilman and Mayor. Raymond started driving gravel truck with his dad early on which led him to the Franklin County Highway Department for 55 years. He was very grateful for his career and the friendships he developed with his co-workers.

Raymond is survived by his son Lynn (Krista) Silver of Albion, son Kal (Jill) Silver of Iowa Falls, 5 grandchildren Cole, Clay, Caleb, Logan, and Lane, his older brother Bob Silver, and younger sisters Betty Gunderson, Lois Meyer, Lucille Ahlberg, Cindy Sanders, and Sharon Fistler.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Lena, his wife Dorothy, friends, relatives and his beloved dogs.

Services will be held at a later date.

Larry Bolhuis on Mar 22, 2020

Sorry to hear his passing. He was a good man. I knew him when I was Postmaster of Geneva.

Marlene Orr Schear on Mar 21, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear if Ole's passing. My mom & dad (Harold & Gladys Orr) thought so highly of him. He was a rock of the community. My thoughts & prayers to his family. Marlene Orr Schear

Terry Spangler on Mar 20, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Mariea Plendl on Mar 20, 2020

My best memories of Raymond are him standing up to my abusive dad, always protecting his town and his people, he was a rare jewel of a kind man.

Elaine Clemens on Mar 19, 2020

Raymond Silver, probably the most stubborn man in Franklin County always marched to the beat of his own drum. We are sorry because of current health concerns, that we can't send you off the way we would have liked. I always thought that everyone would have their own "Raymond Story" to tell, and we would smile through our tears. We will always remember camping and horse adventures, your "self-starting" snowmobile, and the "calumilum" door. Now you will rest "out on the hill" with Dorothy and your buddies Irv and Clem. We are all less without you. Godspeed on your journey Raymond. We'll see you at the end.

Jason Lang on Mar 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Silver family. Lots of memories of Ray on the ball field and at wrestling tournaments. God bless all of you. -Jason Lang

Elaine Clemens on Mar 19, 2020

Raymond Silver, who would easily win the title of the most stubborn person in Franklin County, always marched to the beat of his own drum. We are all sorry, due to health considerations, that we can't send you off in the style we would like. I always thought when we said farewell, that everyone would have a "Raymond Story" to tell, and we would all smile through our tears. Now you will rest "out on the hill" with Dorothy and good friends Irv and Clem. We'll remember camping and horse adventures, your "self-starting" snowmobile, and the "calumilum" door, along with the rest of it. We are all less without you. Godspeed on your journey Raymond, we'll see you at the end.

Mary Kay Gleisner on Mar 19, 2020

Geneva will miss Raymond. He devoted lots of time and energy to our town over the years.
Thanks, Raymond.
Mary Kay Gleisner

Tammy Viet on Mar 19, 2020

True essence of Geneva, Raymond on his mower

Ron Becker on Mar 19, 2020

I worked with Raymond for 22 years at the county road department. I knew him as a kind and caring man who was always ready to lend a hand and share a laugh. He will be missed. Glad to have known you Ray.

Lynn Collins on Mar 19, 2020

I will always remember that my Grandma Orr loved Oly..I think they enjoyed picking at each other. I also remember him as Geneva town cop..busting us on MANY Halloween nights after pushing stuff from Patersons..having to push it all back ..and fast ! RIP Oly..go have a cup of coffee with Grandma and Mom !

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