Funeral services for Sadie DeYoung Ras were held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. Reverend Harrison Newhouse officiated. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
Sadie DeYoung Ras, daughter of Andrew and Pearl (Vanderwerff) DeYoung, was born Jan. 10, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, S.D. Sadie grew up and attended school in the Crookston area. On March 31, 1939, she was united in marriage to Henry Ras at the Christian Reformed Church in Crookston. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Conrad, Mont., where Henry worked for a farmer/rancher. They later moved to California, where Hank worked as a welder in the shipyards. Following the war, Sadie and Hank moved to Starbuck, where they purchased a radiator welding shop. While living in Starbuck, Sadie volunteered at the Thrift Shop and belonged to the ladies aid at their church. For several years, Sadie would drive special needs kids to the DAC. Sadie and Henry had one daughter, Pearl, who was born on Nove. 8, 1956. They remained in Starbuck for 40 years, before retiring to Hancock. Henry died on Jan. 6, 1996. Sadie remained in Hancock until Dec. 9, 1998, when she moved to West Wind Village in Morris, where she has continued to live until the time of her death.
Sadie loved to do embroidery and crocheting and give her work as gifts to friends and family. She enjoyed cooking and opening her home to guests, especially the fishing guests that stayed there. Sadie also enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends and family.
Sadie died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at West Wind Village in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 97 years.
She is survived by one daughter: Pearl Ras of Morris; one sister: Arlene Severson of Crookston and cousin: Anita (Bert) Tollefson of Crookston. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one brother: Alfred DeYoung.
Pallbearers for the service were: Todd Ras, Gene Ras, LeRoy Ras, Allen Ras, Gary Smith and Donald Boon. Debra Newhouse served as organist for the service. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of the arrangements.