Dale A. Raper, 81, of Mountain Home, Ark., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.
All funeral services will be private.
Mr. Dale A. Raper, the son of Cecil and Nena (Cherry) Raper was born March 7, 1928, in Emmetsburg.
After graduating from Garfield High School in Webb, he began to help his dad farm. He continued farming until 1988.
He married Marilyn Rae Moore on June 25, 1950 in Marathon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Donna Knudtson.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Moutain Home and three sons: Greg and his wife Paula Raper of Spencer; Doug and his wife Karen Raper of Weare, N.H.; Jeffrey and his wife Susan Raper of Andover, Minn.; one daughter, Cindy Stump of Mountain Home, Ark.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Gary Moore.