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Raymond F. "Ray" Vincent, age 70, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 6:40 a.m., on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate Ray's life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Ray was born on May 19, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Alfred P. and Irene M. (Stuart) Vincent.

Ray was a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, Class of 1965. He would go on to work in manufacturing, primarily as a supervisor, until his automobile accident in 1981. Ray would sadly not return to the working world, but instead began enjoying the more simple pleasures in life. After moving to Dickeyville in the mid 1980's, Ray quickly discovered a little trip over to McDonald's in Platteville for coffee could easily brighten his day. Stopping at the wayside along the way back to work a few puzzles and check his lotto tickets would also break up the day in a satisfying way. He definitely enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, always had a comment to be shared whenever he felt it was needed, and really just took every opportunity to be the Ray he wanted to be. Our hearts are heavy today with the physical absence of Ray from our daily lives, but we know that he has had a long and bumpy ride along his 70 year earthly journey and that he can finally enjoy true peace and perfection. May God bless you Ray until we meet again, and thank you for all the memories you leave behind.

Those left to cherish Ray's memory include

his siblings,
Carol (friend Ron) Keller, Potosi, WI,
Patrick (Karen) Vincent, Sturtavant, WI
and Karen O'Rourke, Dubuque, IA;

a brother-in-law,
Irvin "Butch" Valentine, Dubuque, IA;

and several nieces and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Jeanne (Carl) Klaeska, Jr., Rose Valentine and Marie Vincent; and 2 brothers-in-law, Roger McIntyre Sr. and Ron McIntyre Sr.

In lieu of flowers, a Raymond F. "Ray" Vincent memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Ray's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Dubuque Specialty Care for their kindness and professional care of Ray, and his family.