On Friday, November 8, 2019, "Doc" Alan Reed Raun joined the love of his life, Dotty, in heaven at the age of 92.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 24th at O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 25th at the Norwalk Christian Church.
Memorials chosen by Doc and the family are: Norwalk Schools Nutrition Department, Martensdale St. Mary's Hot Lunch Donation Fund, or Norwalk Food Pantry.
Doc's Life Story
On Friday, November 8th, "Doc" Alan Reed Raun joined the love of his life, Dotty, in heaven. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 3, 1927. He graduated from Storm Lake High School, served in the U. S. Army, and graduated from Iowa State Veterinary College. Alan and Dorothy Ann Dillan married on July 30, 1949, lived in Ottumwa for ten years where he practiced veterinary medicine. In 1961, the family moved to the present Reedannland farm at Cumming where he practiced veterinary medicine and raised American Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies.
From a young age, Doc enjoyed the ponies and horses. Reedannland became his vocation, raising and training many champions. Reedannland's bloodlines are known throughout the industry.
He and Dotty felt very blessed to live in the caring community of Norwalk. They wanted to give back and donated some land for the Lakewood school and the five-acre park in Lakewood. They hosted fundraisers at the barn for the Norwalk Easter Library and other charity events.
Doc is survived by his children Rebecca (Mark) Westberg, Beth (Craig) Rowles, Peg (Ron) Johnston, Jeff Raun, Kate Raun, Terry (Kate) Raun, fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and a sister Connie Raun Foss.
Memorials may be directed to Norwalk Schools Nutrition Department, MStM Hot Lunch Donation Fund, or Norwalk Food Pantry.
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Norwalk Food Pantry
4380 Wakonda Drive, Norwalk IA 50211
Norwalk Schools Nutrition Department
1600 North Avenue, Norwalk IA 50211