Raymond Jamed Gatzemeyer
Raymond "Ray" Gatzemeyer
Oct 24, 2000 - Feb 5, 2014
Raymond "Ray" Gatzemeyer, age 13, of Fonda, Iowa died Wednesday, February 5, 2014
at the Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa. Raymond James Gatzemeyer was born October
24, 2000 at the St. Luke Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa the son of James and Melody (Gotch)
Gatzemeyer. Growing up, Ray attended kindergarten through fifth grade at Wakefield
Elementary school in Wakefield, Nebraska. After moving to Fonda, Ray continued fifth
grade at Newell-Fonda Community School where he was currently in the seventh grade.
While living in Wakefield, Ray was a member of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. He was also
a member of the Wakefield and Newell-Fonda football teams. Ray loved being outdoors
hunting and coyote chasing with his grandfather, Bill. He also enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler
and snow mobile. He had a passion for music and enjoyed listening to music while
chatting with friends. Ray loved to laugh and will be remembered for his contagious smile.
Family was very important to Ray and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved
him. Those left to cherish his memory include his parents: James Gatzemeyer and Jaime
Meza-Rodriguez of Storm Lake, Iowa; Melody Gotch Gatzemeyer and Nate Riley of
Fonda, Iowa; his sister: Brittany Nicole Gatzemeyer of Fonda, Iowa; step siblings: Kyli
Riley, Kane Riley, and Preston Riley all of Fonda, Iowa; grandparents: Bill and Deanna
Woehler of South Sioux City, Nebraska; Ruth Gotch of Waterbury, Nebraska; step
grandparents: Candy and Joe Riley of Schaller, Iowa; great grandmother, Pat Gatzemeyer
of Deltona, Florida; uncles: Shawn and Terra Gatzemeyer of Wisconsin; Scott Kamm of
Iowa; Bruce Kamm of Nebraska; aunts: Mandy Lanphear of Tennessee; Paula and Mike
Heitmann of Nebraska; other aunts; uncles; cousins; extended family and many friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Henry Gotch and Grandma Jackie;
great-grandparents: Raymond LeRoy Gatzemeyer, Sr.; Harry and Alvina Gotch; Henry and
Ruth VonDrak; cousins: Duane and Michael Shawn Gatzemeyer; and his great uncle,
Raymond LeRoy Gatzemeyer Jr.