Ralph Rasmussen, stepfather of Wykoff resident
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:40 AM
Ralph A. Rasmussen, 90, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at home in Grand Meadow.
He was born Jan. 31, 1923, son of Andrew and Nickolena (Jensen) Rasmussen in Frankford Township, Mower County.
He attended rural Grand Meadow schools through the eighth grade.
He farmed in the Grand Meadow area and was a mechanic for many years at Marzolf Implement in Spring Valley.
He was a member of the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church.
On Sept. 25, 1968, he married Edith Klusmeier Rasmussen at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his two stepchildren, Donna Hall of Grand Meadow and Roger (Alice) Rasmussen of Wykoff; several stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Rasmussen and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, in 2001; three sisters and six brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev. Beth Krolak presiding. Burial will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.
Hindt Funeral Home Grand Meadow is in charge of arrangements.