Ray Lee Oglesbee

January 3, 1955August 3, 2019
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Ray Lee Oglesbee, 64, died on August 3, 2019, at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Ray was born on January 3, 1955, in Des Moines to M. Dean and Norma (Houseman) Oglesbee. He graduated from Valley High School in 1973 and served in the Army. Ray retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 22 years of service at the 2nd Avenue Station.

Surviving Ray is his son Steven Strahl of West Des Moines; siblings, Karen Oglesbee of Cheyenne, WY, Brenda Kelce of Des Moines, David (Sheila) Oglesbee of Des Moines, and Ronald (Sheri) of Omaha, NE; grandsons, Hunter Strahl of Topeka, KS and Drake Strahl of West Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Deborah who died in May of 2007.


  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


Ray Lee Oglesbee

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Terresa Frame

August 13, 2019

Just saw Ray's obituary, so very sorry to see it! Grew up with all you kids, and remember so many good times back on Third Street! Ray was always so kind to me, as your whole family was, I'll never forget any of you!
Love, hugs & prayers for you all!