Raymond Michael Nauroth was born on December 9, 1911, to William and Theresa Ann (Feser) Nauroth near Earling, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap. Ray worked on the family farm for a few years. He was working in Lincoln, Nebraska when the United States military called his name. Ray served overseas for 2½ years during WWII. Ray married Geraldine Manion in August of 1951. Ray and Jeri owned and operated the Dunlap Grill for 17 years. Ray also worked for the State of Iowa in the Revenue Division, carried rural mail, and bartended at the Gold Slipper for 47 years. As a young man, he was also involved in the construction of St. Patrick's Church.
Ray was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He loved playing baseball when he was a young man and of course golfing too. In 2003 Ray aced the 110-yard No. 7 hole at Dunlap Golf Club to make his third hole-in-one at the age of 92.
Ray died on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Dunlap Specialty Care at the age of 106 years, three months, and 24 days.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine Nauroth; daughter, Janet Eddy; seven brothers, infant Jerry, Elmer, Frank, Herb, Bill, Howard and Bob Nauroth and three sisters, an infant and Alvina O'Connor and Lee Heffernan. He is survived by his three sons, Michael Nauroth of Scottsdale, Arizona, Patrick (Kathy) Nauroth of Beatrice, Nebraska, William (Julie) Nauroth of Cave Creek, Arizona; son-in-law, Ken Eddy of Greenfield, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.