Dallas Raab, 90

Dallas Raab, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at First United Church in Little Falls with the Reverend Damen Heitmann officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Dallas Wayne Raab was born July 3, 1921, in Hardin County, Iowa, the son of Frederick and Freely (Mallory) Raab. He grew up on a farm in Hardin County and attended country school. He continued his education in Eldora, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1939. Following his schooling, he spent two years in the state of Washington where he worked on a dairy farm and at Boeing Aircraft for two years. He then returned to Iowa and farmed in Hardin County. He was united in marriage to Vivian Taylor Aug. 22, 1944, at the Baptist church in Eldora. The couple continued farming and raised four children. In 1965, Dallas and Vivian moved to Todd County where they purchased a farm. They later started Circle R Ranch and retired from the ranch to the Little Falls area in 1987. Dallas enjoyed square dancing, fishing, golfing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of First United Church in Little Falls.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Vivian of Little Falls; children, Stanley (Liz) Raab of LaVista, Neb. and Patty Hanneman of Durham, N.C.; siblings, Bill (Thelma) Raab of Terra Alta, W.Va. and Hazel Freeman of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and grandchildren, Steve Raab, Dave (Mollie) Raab and their children Steven and Michael, Russell (Stacie) Hanneman, Wayne Phillips and daughter Ava and Kellie (Dallas Peoples) Hanneman and daughter Amelia.

Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; children, Bonnie Raab Phillips and Alan Raab; grandson, Wesley Phillips; and sister, Dorothy Wing.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service