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Datta Bir Rai

January 1, 1933 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 84)

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June 5, 2017

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Graveside Service
June 5, 2017

1:00 PM
Norwalk Cemetery
Corner of Cherry Street and North Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

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Graveside services for Datta Bir Rai, age 84, of Norwalk will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 5th at the Norwalk Cemetery, 805 Cherry Parkway, Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Viewing will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 5th at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.  A funeral procession will leave from the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. to drive to the Norwalk Cemetery.  For driving directions and to send flowers from O'Leary's Flowers (no delivery fees) click the "tab" below or call (515) 981-0700.

The Obituary

Datta Bir Rai, the son of Harka Man Rai and Puncha Rai,  was born on January 1, 1933, in Duatha, Bhutan.  He was a very hardworking farmer, and he worked hard to care and raise his family.  He was a kind person; a loving husband; a great dad to his five children, Rupa, Khadka, Aiti, Budha, and Mon; a wonderful grandfather to his many grandchildren; and a devoted uncle.  To all those knew him he was a great friend to many.  Datta enjoyed being outside, allowing him to have a connection to nature.  His favorite foods and drinks were apple juice, coffee, and kole.  He moved to Nepal from Bhutan during the 1990's where he resided for nearly 20 years.  He later moved to the United States with his family in 2011.  He resided in Des Moines, Iowa for 2 years before moving to Norwalk, Iowa in 2014.  He received his United States Citizenship on March 31st of this year.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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