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Of St. Michael, MN

November 27, 1946 – February 14, 2023

Dallas Sheldon Wait was born to Clyde and Muriel Wait on November 27th, 1946, in Watertown, SD. He lived on a farm in Hayti, SD until 1957. He moved with his family to Pipestone, MN where he worked at the family-owned A&W Drive Inn from 1958-1972. In his young adulthood, he moved to Brooklyn Park, MN where he worked for Control Data. Eventually, he moved to St. Michael, MN where he started his own business of Broaster Catering after working in sales for about 20 years. During this time, he met the love of his life, Rena, and they were married April 18th, 1985, in Kauai, HI. Their daughter, Ryann Grace, was born November 27th, 1986, she was his pride and joy.

Dally was known and loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed a good bourbon, scratch offs, a good Hallmark movie, playing bingo and watching his daughter bowl. But these things did not compare to the joy he got from his family, especially his grandson and namesake, Graham Dallas. Dally’s and Graham’s love for each other was unmatched, making him the most popular and loved papa in St. Michael.

Dally will be lovingly remembered by his wife (Rena) of 36 years, his daughter (Ryann), adopted daughter (Chelsey), grandson (Graham Dallas), brother (Sheryl), sister (Mary), son-in-law (Luke), sisters-in-law (Tammy & Sonja), brother-in-law (Steve), along with all his nieces and nephews (Brian, Wende, Allison, Melissa, Trinity, Meagan and Joseph), and we can’t forget the family dog (Opie).

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rita Persoon-McCarty

    So very sorry to the Wait family for the loss of David, he was a classmate and is fondly remembered.

  2. Barb Benz

    I am so sad to hear about the passing of “Dally”. I was a high school classmate of his and he was always just the nicest guy. We have had a class reunion every 5 years since 1964 when we graduated & he came to pretty much every one of them. I loved chatting with him. In high school we hung out a lot at Clyde’s A&W (Dally’s dad’s place). I will miss him at our 60th class reunion next year. Your job is done now Dally….rest in peace!

  3. Cheryl&Darrell Greenhoff

    Sending sympathy and prayers your way

  4. Terry Eichhorn Carson

    My sympathy to Dally’s family from a classmate.

  5. Bill Klinsing

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Dallas. He was a good guy and friend growing up. He will be missed.
    Peace and comfort to the family.

  6. Kathie Davis Birch

    I worked with Dallas at Colorhouse for many years. He was always so happy and had a big smile on his face. After that we would run into each other at the St Michael Legion every once in awhile. You will be missed by many.

  7. Arlene Nelson

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers for your family.

  8. Kim Larson

    Rena and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Terri and Mark Claycomb

    Rena, Ryann, Luke, and Grammy! Dally was one of the most unique persons I knew. He ALWAYS had a smile and a joke on his lips. The stories about his life on the farm in South Dakota were great! And he had many. Dally had the knack of finding humor in situations, which made his story-telling so much fun. Dally never met a stranger and we never heard him say a disparaging remark about anyone. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.

  10. aunt cindi hase. c

    hi ryann and luke. i am very sorry your dad passed. he was about my age, 76. and i’m 74 yrs. it is very nice have you ryann as my. niece in law. and graham is. growing up fast. hope i can meet him some day. again my symphathy goes to you and. luke. god will protect him until you meet merrly in heaven mite. even meet. my mom and dad. who knows. stay sweet. and. ill keep you in my prayers. your ever ,lovibg aunt. cindi. xxxxxzxx. written mArch 1 2023. wed. at 3.45 pm.

  11. Anna Mae Vollbrecht

    Rena & Ryann, I am so sorry to hear of Dally’s passing. He was so fun to work with at Broaster Catering. Marsha gives her sympathy from Bemidji. You will be in our thoughts and hearts.


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