Funeral Services for David L. Raasch, age 86, of Stanton, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton. Reverend William Engebretsen will officiate. Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home's website. Home for Funerals – Stanton is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Stanton Health Center.
Born in Norfolk, Nebraska, on December 6, 1936, David Lee was the son of Adolph and LaVerne (Scheibe) Raasch. He grew up on the family farm north of Norfolk and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Norfolk High School. In 1956 he married Janet K. Butterfield at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The couple raised their four children in Norfolk, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by wife Janet in 1987. On March 20, 1990, he married Lynnette Mrsny in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dave started out as a butcher at Economy and Harmel grocery stores. He later joined Gerhold Concrete as a dispatcher where he retired after 40+ years.
In his early years he raced stock cars at various tracks throughout northeast Nebraska and enjoyed playing in pool tournaments. His team won first place out of 30 other teams entered in the league. An avid gardener and flower enthusiast he had a green thumb throughout his life. Every spring it seemed he attempted to buy out all the flowers in the nursery. He was passionate about outdoor holiday decorating. Dave was known for his elaborate displays, which frequently slowed down traffic at their home as people stopped to see his designs. He also enjoyed golf, shooting pool, playing cards at the Wolf’s Den, old westerns, game shows, trips to the casino and walking his dog, PeeWee.
He is survived by his wife Lynnette of Stanton; his children, Kim (Rick) Hannon of Evans, Ga., Peg (Michael) Paulsen of Hoskins, Shelly (Jim) Herscheid of Stanton, Scott Raasch of Niobrara, and stepchildren Brandy Easley and Marty Easley of Stanton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Raasch of Norfolk and a brother Donald Raasch of Lincoln, brothers-in-law Dennis (Mary) Mrsny of Norfolk and Scott (Amy) Mrsny of Jordan, Arkansas; nieces and nephews, and his dog PeeWee. Dave was preceded in death by his parents; wife Janet; and two sisters, Jean Albers and Norma Dryer.
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