Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond H. Cousins, 83, a resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 Main St., Davenport.
Burial will take place in Davenport Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #26. Visitation will take place on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. that all are welcome to attend.
Raymond Hans Cousins was born on March 21, 1927 on the family farm in rural Clinton County, Iowa, to Aaron and Stella (Osterberg) Cousins. He proudly served our county in the United States Navy from 1944 until 1946. Ray was united in marriage to Kathleen Mueller on September 4, 1948 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. They have shared almost 63 years of marriage together.
Ray retired from Ryan and Associates in 1994. Prior to that he had worked for Sivyer Steel Company. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. He was on the degree staff, and was awarded the Sergeant of Arms Award. He was also Governor of the Moose for 3 terms, and the Supreme Governor, the highest award given to a Moose member. Ray was also a member of the American Legion Post 26 and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
For 37 years, Ray and his family enjoyed their cabin on the Cedar River. They would spend every weekend during the summer there as well as many holidays. Ray loved his grandsons, and along with Kathleen they would travel the country during the summer. He was an active spectator at all of his grandsons’ sporting events and other activities. Ray was an avid fan of the Cubs and Hawkeyes, and enjoyed his weekly poker game at the Moose.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society or to the family.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen, daughters; Cheryl (Dave) Killian and Kathy (Ray) Phillips, all of Davenport; and sons, Steve Cousins and Michael (Stacy) Cousins, all of Bettendorf; four grandsons, Mike (Michelle) Killian, Aaron (Heather) Cousins, Pat (Tracy) Killian, and Nick Phillips; nine great-grandchildren, Mitchell, McKenzye, and Maxwell Killian, Madison and Hannah Cousins, Tyler, Madison, Austin, and Brooklynn Killian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and one brother. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mr. Cousins’ obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.