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Walter Emil “Sonny” Raser,

age 90, of Chaska, died at home surrounded by his family on Friday, October 27th, 2017.  Mass of Christian Burial is on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 2017 at 11 am, with visitation starting at 9 am, all at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd St., Chaska.  Father Bill Deziel will be celebrating his life.  Casket bearers are Brennon Raser, Chad Glover, Chandler Chapman, Isaac Raser, Samuel Raser, Nathan Raser, Dylan Raser, Aaron Dahlke, Jordan Dahlke, Shane Getten, Wyatt Getten and Matthew Raser.

Walt was born on May 5th, 1927 in Amery, WI, to Theodore and Christina (Jacques) Raser.  He was one of twelve children.  Walt graduated from Chaska High School in 1945.

On April 15th, 1950 Walter married Rosette Pass at Guardian Angels Catholic Church.  They had ten children.

He was a long time member of Guardian Angels Church.  He was a dairy farmer in the Chaska and Chanhassen area his entire life.  Walt enjoyed fishing on area lakes and most especially on his on pond. Walt enjoyed watching his family play sports, was an avid Twins fan and loved to play cards. It was important to him to spend time with his children, grandchildren and especially at the end with his great grandchildren.  He will always be remembered for his smile.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Valentina, Nick, Wilburt, Gilbert, Kenneth and Laurence; sisters, Alice Moers, Priscilla Connelly, Betty Hammers and Isabel Schindler.

Survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosette; children, children, Bev (Dave) Glover of Red Wing, Gene (Pam) of Chaska, Jan (John) Chapman Victoria, Tim (Ann) of Chaska, Barb (Jim) Cullen of Carver, Paul (Debbie) of Chaska, Doug (Lisa) of Chaska, Mary (Brian) Dahlke of Chaska, Lee Ann (Michael) Swanson of Young America, Tony (Mary Lewis) of Prior Lake; brother, Richard (Helen) of Savage; sister-in-law, Florence Raser of Chaska; 23 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernice Strobel, Angie Rogers, Bill (Aggie) Pass, Helen Link, Cathy Pass, Betty Pass and Anne Marie Simmons.