Raymond Frederick Klohs
December 21, 1928 - June 26, 2014
Our Milkman at the Door, Ray Klohs passed away on June 26, 2014. Ray was born in Webster, SD on December 21, 1928 to Fred and Nona Klohs. The family moved to Newberg, OR in the summer of 1945 where Ray graduated NUHS in 1946. He became Newbergs Milkman in 1949 and continued to serve his community for nearly 40 years as the Darigold Milk Distributor to homes, schools, restaurants and stores in the Newberg area.
Ray married Marie Aleen Trent on August 30, 1950. They built their dream home on Chehalem Mountain in 1965, where they enjoyed raising kids, Christmas trees, a few pet cows and enjoyed the magnificent view of Newberg and their valley below. Newberg Bowling Alley was the second home for the sport and gathering place for many, many friends. After retirement, there were memorable RV trips across the country, lots of time for his newly acquired passion for camping and fishing at Lake Billy Chinook and lots of coffee and small town conversation with friends.
Ray is survived by his sons, Ron and Mike and his sister Estella Dare. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie, his daughter Kathy, brother Edwin and infant sister Jo Anne. Ray was blessed with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and lots and lots of friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church Building Fund, c/o Attrells Newberg Funeral Chapel.
A Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m., and the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2315 N. Main St., Newberg. Arrangements are in the care of Attrells Newberg Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.attrells.com.