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Raymond Tigges

Cedar Rapids

Raymond R. Tigges, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Manor Care. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, with a visitation at
9 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church by the Rev. Steve Garner. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Cedar Memorial Park
Funeral Home, where a vigil will begin at 7 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Edna; his children, Allan (Barb), Diane (Scott) and David (Valerie); son-in-law, Marty (Kelly); his sisters, Annie Sloup, Susie Davis and Marie Eischeid; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Carolyn Ross; his brothers, Hilarion, Melvin, Leander, Franklin, Victor and Felix; and his sisters, Dorothy Pille, Alice Heithoff, Martha Buelt and Alverna Tigges.
Raymond was born March 11, 1928, in Audubon, Iowa, the son of Frank and Mary (Mattes) Tigges, and grew up in Dedham, Iowa. He married Edna Willenborg on May 11, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning, Iowa. Raymond worked in construction until his retirement in 1990. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, American Legion Post 298, Disabled Veterans and Labor Union Local 43.
Please leave a message for the family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com, under obituaries.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church or Hospice of Mercy in memory of Raymond.