Dorla K. Ray


Dorla K. Ray, age 64, of Fremont

Died Thursday, August 08, 2019 at home


Dorla was born March 17, 1955 in Pierce, Nebraska to Melvin and Ardith ‘Bostelman’ Warneke.  She was raised in Pierce, moved to Norfolk for a short time, before moving to Fremont.  Dorla graduated from Fremont High School in 1973.  She married Mike Ray on March 30, 1974 in Fremont.  After her marriage Dorla worked for Valmont, then when her children were young she stayed home and did in home daycare.  After her children were older she went back to Valmont and worked her way up to Director of Benefits.  She retired for health reasons in October of 2016.


Dorla was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont.  She loved to golf, scrapbooking and traveling to Hawaii.



Husband – Mike of Fremont

Son – Jeff (Carrie) Ray of Lincoln

Daughter – Erin (Mark) Boyer of Lincoln

4 grandchildren – Dayton, Alex, Kira, and Ellie

Mother – Ardith Warneke of Norfolk

Sisters – Deb (John) Matasovksy of Truman, MN.

Diane (Kern) Newton of Jackson, NE.

Brother – Dean (Theresa) Warneke of Omaha

Brothers-in-law – Gene (Debbie) Ray of Hastings

Don Ray of Kearney


Dorla was preceded in death by her father Melvin.


The memorial service will be 2pm, Tuesday, August 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dan Heuer will officiate.  The family will receive friends at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel Monday, 5pm to 7pm.  Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and School, or Lutheran Family Services.


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