Raymond Pennock


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Posted Online: April 30, 2013, 4:33 pm
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Raymond M. Pennock, 77, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Friday afternoon, April 26, 2013, in rural Scott County, as the result of a traffic accident.
The family will receive friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 3 to 7 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Lang officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be designated to the Clinton County Humane Society.
Pallbearers will be Josh Reisdorph, Elliott Pennock, Jesse Pennock, Luke Renner, Kevin Hix and Jeff Bader.
Raymond Myrl Pennock was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Davenport, to Myrl and Neva Garlough Pennock. He moved to DeWitt as a young boy and attended DeWitt schools.
Ray owned and operated Ray's Repair and Dirt Work in DeWitt for many years. He was well known for his many skills as well as preparing and maintaining the demolition derby area each year at the Clinton County Fair. No job was too big or too small. Ray married Joyce Collins on Sept. 22, 1986.
Although work may be considered his favorite hobby, he also enjoyed fishing, boating and RVing, as long as it was by the "scenic route." He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family, as well as his many coffee buddies.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce; children, Jeff (Loretta) Pennock, DeWitt, Jodie (Todd) Reid, Oak Grove, Mo., Janelle (Donnie) Bousselot, Calamus, Iowa, Jillane (Jerry) Renner, Elwood, Iowa; grandchildren, Josh (Raena) Reisdorph, Amanda Pennock, Elliott (fiancee, Kristine Williams) Pennock, Kelsey Hudson, Jesse Pennock, Luke Renner, Kendra Renner and Brodina Bousselot; great-granddaughters, Kennedy Reisdorph and Gracelynn Reisdorph; stepchildren, Daniel (Vicki) Collins Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., Darren Collins, Davenport, Angela (Steve) Roberson, East Moline, and Derek (Randi) Collins, Coralville, Iowa; stepgrandchildren, Ryan Roberson, Daniel Collins III, Christopher Collins and Katlynn Collins; siblings, Robert "Red" (Linda) Pennock, Clinton, Iowa, Geri (Clyde) Sanders, Florida, Loyal "Butch" (Darlene) Pennock, Davenport, Roxeann (John) Ford, Davenport, Sue (Eric) Fonken, Blairsburg, Iowa, and Mike Hamann, Davenport; brothers-in-law, Pete Jackson, Stockton, Mo., and Gerry Bush, Davenport; mother of his children, Ann Semrau, Waupun, Wis.; his faithful wiener dogs, Libby, Kalee and Ollie.
Preceding Ray in death were his parents; sisters, Betty Jackson and Marlene Bush; and his wiener dogs, Gretchen, as well as Misty who died with Ray in the accident.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com.














 



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