Ray was born on August 20, 1936 to John H and Molly Fiechtner, near the home where he resided his whole life and raised his family. He went to Mead elementary and Mead High School graduating 1954. He worked on his family’s dairy farm before enlisting in the Army after high school where he served his country for 4 years.
During his service he was able to travel to Germany, Egypt and Jerusalem. He enjoyed sharing stories and his slideshow of his time in the Army. He served his country with honor.
After the Service, he returned to the family dairy where he worked the majority of his life. He married Bonnie J. Makings March of 1959. They raised their family on the family dairy and taught their kids the value of a good work ethic.
Ray had a strong work ethic and never missed a day’s work, rather covered for others. He even went to his afternoon milking right after having his wisdom teeth pulled, and would only go home when the bleeding became profuse. We never saw him sick a day in his life.
Ray was a Volunteer Fireman for the Mead Fire Department where he enjoyed serving his community for 20 years.
Ray attended the Mead United Methodist Church. He was Baptized, married, and raised his own children in his home church. He served on several committees and helped in other areas making the church a lovely place to worship. Ray had a faith that was unshakeable and he truly loved the Lord.
Ray enjoyed fishing, mostly on the Pouder River near Ft. Collins and that’s all anyone got to know. He had his secret places that only he was permitted there by those in authority. I guess you could say he was Semi-pro fisherman.
Another claim to fame was his large BOUNTEOS vegetable garden, focusing on watermelons and cantaloupes. He always said he never could raise good tomatoes but his plants would grow into two rows over and you could pick two buckets without having to move.
Most of all outside of his love for his family, he loved his Bible and the Lord. He never missed a Sunday service and read his Bible daily.
Ray is survived by his Sister Ramona Stots (Greeley) and Brother Arvid Fiechtner (Berthoud – wife Barbara) and his three children: Douglas Fiechtner (wife Dawnmarie), Angela Fiechtner and Susie Case. Grandchildren: Austin Case (wife Lisa), Lindsay Case (soon to be husband Haydn Christensen), Mitchell Gunlikson, Reanna Carroll (husband Heath). Great grandson Wyatt Case.
Ray is preceded in death by: His parents John and Molly Fiechtner, his Brother Harvey Fiechtner.
Raymond Fiechtner, 81 passed away peacefully June 27, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. Please join the family as we celebrate his life on Monday July 2, 2018. Service will be held at Mead United Methodist Church at 11:00am (501 Palmer Ave.) Graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont at 1:00pm with a reception to follow at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home (503 Terry Street.)
In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to Christian Promise Fellowship Church for their continued ministry of sharing the Good News of Christ.