I grief the loss of a very special friend that has impacted me like few people have ever impacted me. An advocate, advisor, mentor. May the highest Order acknowledge Dan Rasar. May I see you on the other side!
I am trying to find Julie Rasar Polreich. Hope somebody sees this and will respond. Sorry for doing it this way Hugs to you Ann and family
I started working for Dan & Gordon in 1971, then moving to Alaska to manage Shakey's until 1990. I learned so much from Dan about business and life and of course I was able to share his love of the "motherland" on many outings fishing, hunting and the beautiful State of Alaska. Ann & Family - It is hard to find words to express our sadness, my whole family will always remember Dan for the wonderful, thoughtful person he was - he will be missed by all, but never forgotten. We look forward to celebrating his life in August.
Ann--Think of you often with love, sympathy and sadness, but also with smiles, even laughter one night as we sat talking about the fun times we had with you and Dan. Sweet memories that we treasure. May your own precious memories of Dan bring you some comfort.
Annie, No words come to mind that truly express our admiration of Dan. He was a wonderfully down to earth just a good guy. He made you comfortable to visit with and made you think he was interested in anything you had to say. We hope you are able to draw extra strength to get you through your pain in the loss of your wonderfully loving partner. We join countless other in sending our love & sympathy to you and your family. A hug of love is also included with our message. Another of your QV friends.
Jim & Lynne Jolliffe
I went to work for Dan in June, 1965 at Shakey's in Lakewood, Wa. Dan offered me a partnership(pay it forward), and on Halloween night in 1967, we opened our first Shakey's in Burien, Wa. It was just the 2 of us, and we were over run with customers! Our partnership with many Shakey's, real estate, food distribution, and construction continued for 17 years when Dan chose to retire. I continued on in the business applying many of the principles that I had learned from Dan. Once, when a "politician" offered us "special considerations" in exchange for $ contributions, Dan ordered him out of the Parlor! In Alaska, a building inspector asked for cash so we could open for business. Dan kicked him out! A woman who worked in our office, showed up with bruises on her face, one too many times. Dan called the husband and "invited" to meet with him. No more bruises! Dan was "old school", where your word and handshake was a contract. As neighbors at Lake Chelan, I will miss listening to Dan "solving" world problems. Ann, we will toast and roast Dan at the Lake this summer. Our sympathy to you and your family.
We are so sorry to hear of Dan''s passing. Please know that others are thinking of you and sending hugs from a distance during this difficult time. Tom & Hazel Miller
We got to see this every morning in Queen Valley! Miss you Dan!
Jake and I are SO sad to hear that Dan has passed. He was such a wonderful man and so thoughtful and generous. He DID have a twinkle in his eye and we will truly "pay it forward" in his memory. Annie ... we are so sorry that you lost the love of your life. Such a nice husband, father, step-father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He was very proud of his family. Our sympathy to all of you.
With heartfelt sympathy ...
Dan was a terrific person. He was gruff around the edges but you could not find a more generous man to those who deserved it. A great friend who taught me more than I can ever "pay it forward". He treated me like a son and I will never forget him. He will be greatly missed by all. He is no longer in pain which he battled for the last year of his life and for this his death is a bit of a blessing. He battled right up to the end but told me many a time "if I die tomorrow I have lived a great life - more than one could ever expect to live". Ann my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I am here if you ever need me. You have lost a terrific man, friend, husband and father of your children but know he is no longer suffering. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Anne, Bill & families: It came as a surprise to hear about Dan's passing. My conversations and visits with Dan were very enjoyable. We had a special connection. Dan was always interested in the Rasar Family History and enjoyed sharing his memories. My prayers are with all of the family and friends of Dan. He will be missed.
Paying it forward will continue and every time with Dan in mind. Kind man, kind gestures. You will be missed riding in your cart giving Chip his walk on Halloran.
It's a sad time for all those who knew Dan. He was loved and will be missed by many. Annie, I hope you can find comfort in knowing he will no longer be in pain. Pat and Gary Hansen
Ann & Family,
Dan was such a caring and wonderful Man and will be sadly missed by many.My thought and prayers go out to you all and he will always be in my memories Margaret McLennan
I lived across the street from Dan in Queen Valley AZ and talked with Dan daily and every evening as he took Sam and later Chip for their evening run. Dan would always call me for advice on certain subjects and I not knowing he forgot more than I will ever know. I would always look forward waiting for him to arrive in Queen Valley every year. I will be lost without Him in my life.Ann I'm sorry for Your loss and everyone else that had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful Man. In My memory Always.
Dan Rasar was an extraordinary man.He was inspirational, kind, encouraging, loyal and humorous. Dan is one of the great people I have met in my life. The world in a little better place because Dan was here. He touch so many. Dan will be missed and never forgotten. God bless you my friend.
Dan Rasar was truly the most thoughtful person I have met. He always cared how I was doing in my business and took the time to come sit and talk. I loved him and will miss him dearly, Susan Stewart
Ann and family,
I met Dan at Monarch Foods right after graduating from WSU (there at same time as Kevin) where I became Marketing Coordinator for Shakey's Pizza reporting directly to Gordon Apker. I remember my few and informative conversations with Dan about fishing, Alaska and Lake Chelan. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to work for the company Dan & Gordon built. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. All the best, Heidi Drummond Rose
We are so sorry for the loss of Dan. We look forward to celebrating his life in August. Love Ryan, Jen. Nolan and Nicholas
Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. I got such a kick out of Dan at the office. Judy S. and I like to tease him and he did have a twinkle in his eye.