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Phyllis J. Raad


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Phyllis J. Raad

Phyllis J. Raad died on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida. She was born to Anton and Mary (Peterson) Larsen on September 21, 1919 at their farm in Oslo Township near Volga, South Dakota. She graduated from Volga High School and later Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota. On June 15, 1946, she was united in marriage to Lester Raad in California. They lived and worked in Custer, South Dakota where they managed a hotel/motel. Later they operated a resort in Custer State Park. In the late 1980's they retired in Sarasota, Florida.

Phyllis taught school and gave piano lessons. She was a church organist and later enjoyed playing in bell and recorder choirs. Some of her other interests included knitting, reading, writing, traveling, learning Braille, and playing golf and lawn bowling. She volunteered a lot, sharing her talents and fun ways with many. She remained proud of her Danish heritage.

Grateful for having shared her life are four nieces, seven nephews and many friends. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister Gladys Larsen Rothermel and two brothers, Kenneth and Leslie Larsen.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m., at Bay Village, 8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Memorials may be given to a charity or ministry of your choice. A private family interment will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery. Blessed be her memory.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 15, 2017
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