Ray Mansfield


Funeral services for 77-year old Ray Mansfield are Monday, Aug 1, 2020 at the New American Legion in Martin, SD, with Pastor Lisa Danielson officiating. 

Burial will be in the Martin Community Cemetery with Military and Masonic rites.

A memorial has been established for the Martin Community Cemetery and donations may be sent to Bennett County Funeral Service, PO Box 65, Martin, SD 57551.

Albert Ray Mansfield was born on December 15, 1944, in Gordon, NE, the second son of John A and Eulalia B Mansfield. He passed away at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD, on July 28, 2022. 

Ray attended Pass Creek Elementary School for 8 years and graduated from Bennett County High School in 1962. He attended college at South Dakota State University and Black Hills State University, then taught at a country school for one year before entering the U-S Army in 1968. 

Ray served in Vietnam for 15 months and he was honorably discharged in 1970. He returned to Bennett County, where he farmed and ranched the remainder of his life.

Ray was devoted to his community by serving on the FSA Board, The Martin Community Cemetery Board, the American Legion Post #240, Masonic Pioneer Lodge 219 and Order of the Eastern Star.

Ray was preceded in death by his father John A Mansfield. He is survived by his mother Eulalia B Mansfield, two brothers Jack (Betty) Mansfield of Ord, NE, and Bill (Jane Anne) Mansfield of Martin. Ray will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bennett County FUneral Service of Martin is in charge of arrangements for Ray Mansfield.