first_imgFormer Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray was remembered at his funeral as a public servant and humanitarian.Family, friends and Iowa leaders gathered Friday for Ray’s funeral at the First Christian Church in Des Moines.Ken Quinn, a former aide to Governor Ray, spoke of Ray’s work in welcoming refugees from Southeast Asia to Iowa.Quinn accompanied Ray to a refugee camp on Thailand’s border.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………miles away. ;20Scott Raecker, a family friend who is director of the Ray Center at Drake University, delivered one of three eulogies.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…… and friends. :22The service ended with the congregation applauding the organist’s rendition of Ray’s campaign theme song: “Step to the Rear and Let a Winner Lead the Way.”Ray died Sunday at age 89. He served five terms as Iowa’s governor from 1969 to 1983.Ray will be buried at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Photos courtesy Drake University———————last_img

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