Obit: Rasmussen, Kristian Norval (1925 - 2020)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rasmussen, Pedersen, Kessenich, Vaitonis, Cooper, Jacobson, Larson
----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Owen, Clark Co., WI) 12/02/2020
Rasmusen, Kristian Norval (17 September 1925 – 1 December 2020)
Kristian Norval Rasmussen, age 95, of Owen, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation in Thorp.
Kris was born on September 17, 1925, the son of Viggo and Marie (Pedersen) Rasmussen in Withee. He grew up in the Longwood area and graduated from Withee High School in 1943. While working in Chicago, he married his childhood sweetheart, Margaret Kessenich on May 3, 1945. In 1948, they returned to the Longwood area, purchased the family farm and raised their six children there. In 1971, they sold the farm to son, Jim, and built their retirement home nearby. Kris was employed at Foremost Foods in Owen for eight years and Greenwood Milk Products for 16 years retiring in 1991.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Parish in Owen for 48 years where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Marion Council, Holy Name Society, and church council.
Kris is survived by his wife of 75 years, Margaret; their six children: daughter, Susan Vaitonis (Dan Cooper) of Chandler, AZ, sons, James (Donna) of Owen, Steven (Theresa) of Medford, John (Betsy) of Thorp, Paul (Mary) of Mondovi and Joseph (Darlene Jacobson) of Stevens Point; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Inga Larsen and brother, Paul.
A Funeral Mass will be held at a later date.
Kris and Margaret, starting with little, parlayed their faith, determination, and perseverance into a life rich with rewards.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.
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