Dorothy (Dotty) Raun


 Dorothy Ann (Dillan) Raun passed peacefully into Jesus’ arms February 8, 2018. She was surrounded by the love of her family.


“Dotty” was born September 3, 1926 in Brainerd, Minnesota, to Johan Alfred Dillan and Dorothy Grace (Crossman) Dillan. She graduated from Proctor High School in 1944 and traveled by train to Iowa State College where she earned her BS in Home Economics Education and her MRS with the love of her life.


Alan R. Raun and Dotty married July 30, 1949. After Alan received his DVM in 1951, they moved to Ottumwa, Iowa, and began their family of six children. In 1961 they moved to their current residence in Norwalk where they ran Reedannland Farm. Dr. Raun was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award from AHHS and the Wing Commander Medal from ASHA at the UPHA/ASHA/AHHS Convention.


Dotty was a member of so many groups including Delta Zeta Sorority, gardening club, Christian Women’s Club, Norwalk Women’s Club, numerous quilting groups, Red Hats, and P.E.O. where she was a charter member of Chapters OR and PI.

Dotty is survived and deeply loved by husband Doc, children Rebecca (Mark) Westberg, Beth (Craig) Rowles, Peggy (Ron) Johnston, Jeff Raun, Kate Raun, and Terry (Kate) Raun, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, sister Virginia (Ray) Wehde, brothers Al (Fran) Dillan and Bill (Kay) Dillan.


A Celebration of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 16th preceded by a visitation with the family from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Norwalk Christian Church in Norwalk. On-line condolences and flowers may be sent to the family by clicking the tabs on this this screen or call the flower shop at (515) 981-0700.


Memorials to the Norwalk Ministerial Association and the Norwalk Food Pantry will be accepted.