Overton Funeral Home, Dysart
June 2, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Melvin “Bill” Alfred Raub was born on October 23, 1929, in Dysart, the son of William and Bess (Schaefer) Raub. Bill graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1948. He served his country in the United Sates Air Force from 1950 to 1955. On October 27, 1956, Bill was united in marriage to Sallie Lamprecht at the EUB Church in Dysart. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Dysart. Bill farmed his land until he retired in 1995. He was a member of the Dysart United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee, was a trustee, head usher, and served on many other councils. He was also a member of the American Legion, Dysart Lions Club, and the Dysart Golf Course. Bill loved to spend time with family and friends. He also enjoyed time at the pond, making things in his woodshop, gardening, taking care of his flowers and fruit trees, the many hours of fishing in Florida, and talking to many friends on the beach. Bill died at the age of 90 on May 30, 2020, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, Earl, and Merlin; and a brother-in-law, Harry Wilson. Bill is survived by his wife; a son, Scott (Karla) Raub of Cambridge; a daughter, Shellie (Robert) McLung of Aurora, Colorado; four grandchildren, Kylee Ploessl, Kolin Raub, Taylor McLung, and Jordan McLung; four great grandchildren, Enzo, Rex, Veda, and Blake; a sister, Theone Wilson of Riverside, California; two sisters-in-law, Irene Raub of Cedar Falls and Marvyl Raub of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be at the Dysart United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 4 to 7 PM. Ten guests will be allowed to enter at a time. If a line forms outside, guests can wait in their vehicles. Anyone sending a memorial is asked to please leave their address. The services will be private. The burial will be in Dysart Cemetery at 11:30 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, with military rites conducted by the Dysart American Legion. Bill’s family would like to thank his church family and community for all of their prayers and support during his illness.
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