Obit: Rasmussen, Ruth A. (1920 - 2012)


Surnames: Rasmussen, Johnson, Kind, Nikolai, Schultz, Hegland, Hium, Speich, Nekola, Baumer

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 09/25/2012

Rasmussen, Ruth A. (29 JAN 1920 - 23 SEP 2012)

Ruth A. Rasmussen, 92, Marshfield, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Marshfield Care Center with her family by her side and under the tender care of the staff at Marshfield Care Center and Ministry Home Care Hospice. She had been a resident there for the past 4 ½ years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 27, 2012 at Faith Lutheran Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Robert Lesher officiating. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Allan Nikolai, Brent Rasmussen, Kevin Strebe, Tom Baumer, Krista Rasmussen, and Shawn Schultz. The visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 am until service time at Faith Lutheran Church. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ruth was born on January 29, 1920 in Curtis, the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Johnson) Kind and attended Greenwood High School. She was united in marriage to Raymond E. Rasmussen on July 6, 1938 in Greenwood. He died on January 26, 2005.

After their marriage the Rasmussen's farmed in Greenwood for 10 years until moving to Marshfield. Ruth was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed her family and cooking. She always had cookies or a special treat for anyone who came to visit. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

She is survived by 4 daughters and 2 sons, Penny (Don) Nikolai, Dennis (Bonnie) Rasmussen, all of Marshfield, Bonnie Rasmussen of Minneapolis, Glen (Sue) Rasmussen of Castle Rock, Colorado, Linda (Rick Hegland) Schultz and Jean Rasmussen, all of Marshfield. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is further survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Orlando Kind of Greenwood, Donna Mae Hium of Eau Claire, Darlene Speich of Rosco, IL, and Otto (Pat) Kind, Jr. of Greenwood.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Karen Nekola, 2 grandsons, Eddie Rasmussen, and Brian Baumer and a brother, Vernon Kind.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated in Ruth's name to the Marshfield Care Center or Faith Lutheran Church.

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