Jay E. Demaray

Jay Demaray 61, of Evansdale, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday June 25, 2015, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services on Friday at the church.  

Jay Edward, son of Leighton and Catherine (Nordman) Demaray, was born November 25, 1953, in Charles City, Iowa. He received his education in the Rockford Schools, graduating from Rockford High School in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served for six years as a mechanic. On July 14, 2007, he was united in marriage with Marilyn Pries, at Elizabeth, Illinois. Jay worked in school bus sales in Waterloo. He enjoyed grilling, cooking, house remodeling with his wife, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn of Evansdale, he is survived by two children, Aaron (Elizabeth) Sievers of Delano, Minnesota, and Kristin (Cameron Richards) Sievers of St. Paul, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Mya, Tanner, and Lydia; his two dogs, Molly and Shelby; his father, Leighton and step-mother Arlene Demaray of Minnesota; six siblings, Connie (Gene) Schuster of Rockford, Iowa, Steven (Cheri) Demaray of Waucoma, Pam (Tom) Dight of Osage, Debbie (Benny) Hufft of Sapula, Oklahoma, Kim (Jerry) McDowell of Mason City, Mike (Julie) Demaray of Osceola.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Millard and Ernestine Pries. 


Jackson Family on June 30, 2015 at 5:02 PM said:

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
( Isaiah 25:8)
Jeff Tedrow on June 26, 2015 at 5:29 AM said:

So sorry for your loss , thoughts & prayers
Kathy Howard on June 25, 2015 at 6:53 PM said:

Marilyn and family,
With sincere sympathy for your loss. May your wonderful memories with Jay comfort you always.
Dennis and Pamela Wooden on June 25, 2015 at 12:10 PM said:

Marilyn so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength. Wish we could be there. so glad you have your family for support .
Dale & Shirley Leeman on June 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM said:

Our prayers and sympathy to your family during this difficult time.
Carma J. Bouska on June 25, 2015 at 9:49 AM said:

Marilyn, so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace.
Neysa Rinkenberger on June 25, 2015 at 7:22 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers will be with you today and everyday. May you feel the love from this friend and all others to help you through this. Jay and your memories will be with you always as will he.
God Bless you and your family!
Stacey Snyder on June 25, 2015 at 4:21 AM said:

This news brings much sadness yet also the hope that all the love shared will bring comfort and smiles the rest of your days. Living life to the fullest is something not taken for granted in this family. Hugs~
Harry and Mary King on June 25, 2015 at 4:20 AM said:

Dearest Marilyn and families, We are so saddened to learn of your loss! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Chad & Heather Hackman & family on June 24, 2015 at 7:56 PM said:

Sorry to hear of your loss, we will always remember Jay from when he worked with Chad at Harrison Truck Center. He will be remembered always. May God Bless your family in this time of loss.
SUE SCHWARZE on June 24, 2015 at 6:40 PM said:

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Danette Shook on June 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM said:

Marilyn, so sorry to hear about Jay. I never met him except through Facebook- it looked like you were very happy with him- I'm glad you got to feel that kind of love but sad it he won't be physically here to spend the rest of your life enjoying the love you have- remember those special moments to help you get through the rough times- I'm sure he will stay close to you as you continue on- you are loved much Marilyn & in my prayers
John Williams on June 24, 2015 at 3:22 PM said:

Marilyn I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one.My the lord watch over you and your children during these days months and years to come.
Brenda Bergmann on June 24, 2015 at 2:46 PM said:

Marilyn, So sorry for your loss! My peace find you during this difficult time!
June Forler (Lindquist) on June 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM said:

So sorry for your loss Marilyn!

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