Michael Bray

May 8, 1950 - August 25, 2020


Michael Dudley Bray, 70 of Iowa City, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father Chuck Adam officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Calvary Cemetery in Algona, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to IMPACT at UIHC. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing was required.

Mike was born May 8, 1950, in Bottineau, N.D., the son of Daniel and Mary (Delmore) Bray. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

In 1974 Mike moved to Iowa City where he was employed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Mike was a member of St. Thomas More Church and the Knights of Columbus, where he was a member of the Fourth Degree. He volunteered at the Emergency Housing Project. Mike was proud to be a 10-gallon blood donor at the DeGowin Blood Center.

Mike suffered from schizophrenia his entire adult life and was able to successfully cope with its consequences. With the help of friends, professionals, and services such as IMPACT, he led a successful life.

Mike is survived by seven siblings, Elizabeth (Matthew) Kenney, Patricia Bray, Daniel Bray Jr. of Iowa City, Mary Bray, William (Sara) Bray, Robert Bray and Richard Bray.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be made at www.lensingfuneral.com.

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217






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