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Ray Duane Ihle

March 4, 1970 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 52)

Obituary

Ray Duane “Bubba” Ihle, 52 of Coon Valley passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2022.  He was born March 4, 1970 in Viroqua to O. Ray and Donna (Hanson) Ihle. 

He was born with many challenges which never affected his outlook on life.  He was a “ray” of sunshine. He loved to laugh, enjoyed family get-togethers and holiday’s, his friends at VARC and was an avid Packers fan.  Ray participated in Special Olympics from age 8 to present, competing at the local, district and state levels.  He participated in basketball, track & field, bowling, bocce ball and softball over the years, winning many medals and ribbons.  He also belonged to the Vernon Voices choir as a charter member. 

Ray started his education at Coon Valley Elementary School until 3rd grade and then finished in Viroqua graduating in 1991.  He worked at VARC from 1991 to the time of his death.  He also worked at the Viroqua school cafeteria, Hansen’s IGA and Cenex.

Ray is survived by his parents Ray & Donna, three sisters, Karla (Paul) Lewison, Kristi (Brian) Olson and Karen Ihle all of Coon Valley; nieces and nephews, Gregg (Kathleen) Lewison, Gena (Jon Goettl) Lewison, Danna Olson and Trevor Olson; great nephews Wyatt & Everett Lewison and Sam Olson.  

He was preceded in death by his grandparent’s Oscar & Virgie Hanson and Orin and Gladys Ihle and uncles Richard Ihle, La Verne Johnson, Richard Hanson and Larry Hanson. 

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday April 5, 2022 at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Rev. Julie Wollman will officiate with burial in the Coon Valley Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seland Funeral Home
204 Central Ave
Coon Valley, WI 54623

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

3:00 PM
Seland Funeral Home
204 Central Ave
Coon Valley, WI 54623

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