Raymond Ray Malchow, 97, of Beatrice, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at his home.
He was born Apr. 4, 1916 at rural Jansen, Neb. He grew up in the Harbine/Ellis area and attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and District No. 147 School near Ellis, Neb.
He farmed all his life and enjoyed working and going on trail rides with his horses.
He was an avid coon and coyote hunter in his younger years.
Ray is survived by his sons, Roger and wife, Mary Ann of Adair, Okla., Rodney Butch and wife, Cindy of Alden, N.Y., Roy and wife, Faye of Beatrice; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Hope Nippert and Marjorie Keefover of Diller, Neb., Fern Day of Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dot Malchow (1991); parents, William and Lena (Baumfalk) Malchow; brothers, Irvin and Norman; sisters, Laura Malchow, and Isabelle Krause; great-grandsons, Cody Ray, Justin and Dalton.