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Dovie Raye

April 12, 1935 — March 10, 2021

Detroit Lakes

Dovie F. Raye, 85, Passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at his home in Detroit Lakes, MN surrounded by his loving family.

Walk through Visitation will be held on Saturday March 13, 2021 at David Donehower Funeral Home from 5-7 pm with Prayer service at 6:30 pm. Private Family Funeral services will be held Sunday March 14, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Jillene Gallatin officiating. Interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with military honors presented by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guards.

Dovie F. Raye was born April 12, 1935 to Curtis and Margie (Simmons) Raye at his grandparent’s home in Thomasville, Alabama. He was raised in Alabama and Lousiana. He joined the U.S. Navy on August 2nd 1951 in Mobile, AL as a fireman recruit. He attained the rank of Boiler Technician Chief (E-7). Following his discharge in 1971, Dovie moved to Detroit Lakes, MN where he married Judith Kyte on February 19th 1981. He retired in 1995 after working at Apple Valley Oil, Grovers, Snappys, and County Market. Dovie enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, visiting his family in Louisiana, woodworking, gardening, building his log cabin, hunting and growing table dahlias to enter into the Becker County Fair, where he won multiple ribbons. He loved being a part of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed helping renovate the church and socializing with all this friends.

Dovie F. Raye is survived by his daughter Bonnie (Robin) Anderson. His two sisters Mary Raye Reech of Slaughter, LA and Flora Raye Turner of Baton Rouge, LA. Grandchildren; Jenna (Anthony) Quade, Jarek (Troy) Jensen, Alex (Tori) Riewer, Asia Riewer, Allyson Anderson, Mohammed Mohammed and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Judy and his twin brothers Levoy and LeRoy.

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Service Schedule

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Walk Through Visitation

Saturday, March 13, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home Chapel

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Prayer Service

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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David-Donehower Funeral Home Chapel

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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