On Thursday, November 3, 2022, Jesus came and took Ray by the hand, and they crossed over Jordon into Ray’s heavenly home. Ray loved the Lord, and he knew that God loved him.
Ray was born on July 8, 1929, to Frank and Emma Carow at the family farm in Edgeley, North Dakota. He attended Willowbank #2 school and graduated from Edgeley High School in 1947. Ray was a hard-working lifelong farmer who farmed with his Dad, and after Frank retired, Ray bought his own farm near Berlin.
As an infant, Ray was baptized into the Lutheran faith and at age 90 he joined the Baptist church in Alexandria, Minnesota through submersion baptism.
Ray was united in marriage to Marlene (Schulz) on November 27, 1970. Ray was a faithful and kind husband to Marlene and a wonderful and caring father to his three daughters, Linda, Sandi and Kathie. He made friends easily and was fortunate to have many close friends throughout his life. Everyone enjoyed his fun and interesting stories.
Ray was a gentle and kind man. He cared deeply for the family, farm and animals God entrusted to him. His influence for protecting and caring for all animals, large and small, can still be seen today through his family’s love for their numerous pets. We are all grateful for his love, guidance, and compassion.
Ray also enjoyed listening to classical music, especially after a long day in the field, watching and reading about historical airplanes, gardening, and watching birds which he could easily identify by just their flight or call.
Ray is survived by his wife, Marlene, daughters, Linda (Dennis) Jacobson, Sandi Boehmer, Kathie (Paul) Borosch, grandchildren Judge Lintemuth and Jennifer Borosch, sister-in-law Cravella Carow, and many nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Lucille (Orrin) Opdahl, Irene (Charles) Knudtson, Evelyn (James) Thomas, and Grace (John) Rains, and brother Clarence Carow.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:00 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.