Harold Ray DeHaai
Date of Death: August 26, 2011
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Harold “Ray” DeHaai, 85, of Lafayette, died at 7:23 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Corsica, S.D., to the late Cornelius and Harriet Scholten DeHaai. On May 25, 1948, he married Helen Scales in South Dakota, and she survives. Mr. DeHaai…

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Vicki left a message on August 31, 2011:
Hey old friend, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May he rest in peace. Just know that now he is with your wonderful daughter and they are looking down on you and sending you lots of love and hugs.
Reni Winter left a message on August 30, 2011:
Arlene, Darlene, Aaron and family:

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father and grandfather. I have heard many wonderful things about him over the years from people in the Lafayette community, and have seen the evidence of his character in knowing you. I wish I could have known him and heard his music. I am happy to have the privilege of knowing his offspring and making music with Darlene as well, and so his legacy lives on in you all. My prayers are with you and your family for comfort in your loss and faith in a heavenly future together. I know how difficult it is to let go, even though it is only for a time. God bless you all.

With warm regards,

Betty (Heezen) Hiller left a message on August 29, 2011:
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I have one of Uncle Ray&s music albums and the piano Ed and Loraine bought for me from Uncle Ray and Aunt Helen. Please know that we care. God Bless You All.
fred and kathy Funk left a message on August 28, 2011:
I am so sorry for your lost. Ray was a good freind and I am glad I had the chance to know him. He was important person for bobcat company to help us grow. I true friend and business person. I learn lot about life and business from Ray. God Bless You
Craig & Marg(Wagoner) Blocher left a message on August 28, 2011:
Thinking of you and your family. So many memories are flowing right now. Remembering all the good times we had growing up at your house. Lots of laughs with my dad (Keith Wagoner) and Ray. I know he will be missed.
Lots of love from us,
Craig and Marg Blocher
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carolyn (Dexter) Watson left a message on August 28, 2011:
Arlene, Darlene, and Allen to you go my deepest sympathy and prayers. I know this is a very hard time for you all and soo difficult to carry alone. Hold fast to you siblings and help you mother as much as you can. Family is a special unity made for difficult times such as this. I wish I could come but due to some health issues with myself and husband, I can&t make it but will pray for all of you. I know that Uncle Ray is with our Lord and our past loved ones.
May God Bless you and Keep you in this tme of grief.

Love and Prayers,
Your Cousin,
Carolyn Dexter Watson
Jane & Bob King left a message on August 28, 2011:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Helen and to my cousins Arlene, Darlene, & Allen.

He was truly a wonderful man.

Lyle D. Heezen left a message on August 28, 2011:
August 28, 2011

Aunt Helen and Family,

So sorry to hear about Uncle Ray. We have very good memories of him. Sorry we
cannot make it back there for the funeral but he will be in our memories. Mom
(Esther) also sends her condolenes. Mom&s phone is: 605-995-6121 at the
Firesteel Care Center. She would like to hear from the family. My brother Jerry
would also like to send his condolenes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lyle and Lori Heezen
Julie Christopher left a message on August 28, 2011:
Dear Arlene,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the wonderful memories in your hearts carry you through this difficult time.

With sympathy,
Sonia(Hight)Schelske left a message on August 28, 2011:

Aunt Helen and family, we really sorry to hear of Uncle Rays passing. Please send us a phone number, as I really would like to visit with someone. I talked to Aunt Esther tonite and she would love to hear from Aunt Helen. Wished we could make the trip, but can not at this time. Our prayers go out to each one of you. Please give Aunt Helen a hug for me.

Love & prayers to you all

Diana ""Dian"" Currie (Hurst) left a message on August 28, 2011:
Helen and Arlene and family,
(I hope you remember me from across the street on North 16th street when we were just kids, Arlene)
So sorry to read about Ray&s passing. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers. Please know that our Heavenly Father never gives us more than we can handle, so look to Him for solace and comfort.

We lost Mom last September and it was the hardest thing I have ever experienced, even more so that losing a husband to cancer in 1996 and losing Daddy to cancer in 1985, when he was only 58 years old. Surround yourselves with family and loved ones and know Ray is no longer suffering and is walking with Jesus on the streets of Gold.

Diana ""Dian"" Currie---formerly Hurst
P.S. I live in Winter Haven, Florida now and am a second grade teacher in Polk County, Fl. Hope all of your families are doing well.
Vicki DeHaai left a message on August 27, 2011:
I love you Uncle Ray and family! Rest in peace! You are greatly missed!
Love, Vicki
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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