Raymond O. Mogensen 76, Sioux City, died on Feb. 13, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with Rev. Laurice Streyffler officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterbury Funeral Service, 400 4th Street in Sergeant Bluff, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Raymond was born on Dec. 25, 1933 near Salix, the son of Elmer H. and Anna L. (Pearson) Mogensen. He attended rural schools and served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. Following his discharge, he moved to Sioux City. He was united in marriage to Patricia Reeves on April 6, 1961 in South Sioux City, Neb. The couple moved to California in 1964 and also lived in Oregon for a short period before returning to Sioux City in 1968. Raymond worked as a general manager in production at IBP for 17 years. The couple moved to Pierson in 1972, where they owned and operated the Rusty Spur Bar & Grill. The couple moved back to Sioux City in 1988.
Raymond loved the outdoors, working in his yard and attending outdoor festivals and fairs. He also enjoyed Western movies, playing cards, reading, family picnics, antique car collecting, watching 'Wheel of Fortune' on TV, and singing to his family. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the American Legion in Pierson, Rutland Lodge #607 in Pierson and the Abu Bekr Shrine.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law; two sisters, Mary and Carol Ann; two brothers, Jim and Bill; his son Joe; twin infant daughters; and two grand babies.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia; two sons, Rick (Alicia) Mogensen of Pierson and Tony Mogensen of Sioux City; a daughter, Donna (Bob) Lee of Cherokee; two brothers, Russell (Darlene) and John (Connie) of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Donna Ward of Bemidji, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Mogensen of Harlan; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and his special aunt, Rose.
The family requests that memorials in Raymond's name be made to Hospice of Siouxland or the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City.