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Kathryn G Rasmussen


Kathryn G Rasmussen

Kathryn G Rasmussen, 91, of Kimball, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Kimball County Manor.

Kathryn Rasmussen was born to Carrie and Charles Petersen Nov. 6, 1923, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Her mother, brother Wayne and she lived with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Glassburn, ten miles west of Lorenzo and one half mile south.

She attended District 10 School through the 9th grade. Entering into Sidney High School she worked for her board & room. She graduated from High School in 1942. Kathryn married Frank Rasmussen July 4, 1942 at Potter Methodist Church.

They lived on a farm near Sunol for a few years, moving northeast of Kimball to farm in 1948. Their home was always open to many friends of their children. They even had one that came to play and never left. They moved into town in 1990.

Kathryn worked at the Flower Haven and Hartung's/LorRon's until she retired. She was an excellent seamstress and made many clothes for her entire family. She was active with the Senior Center Quilting Group. She was honored as the Farmers Day Homemaker of the Year in 2009.

She is survived by her daughters, Rita (Wayne) Wagner of Saratoga, Wyo., and Barbara Barker of Kimball; son, Allen (Connie) Rasmussen of Chadron; daughter-in-law, Cindy Rasmussen of Kimball; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Lee Rasmussen; granddaughter, Kerry Barker; son-in-law, Gary Barker; mother, Carrie and step father Dave Ruhter; father, Charles Petersen; and brother, Wayne Petersen.

Her funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Interment followed at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1-6 p.m. at Cantrell Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given in Kathryn's name to Prairie Haven Hospice or the Kimball Senior Citizens Center. Friends may visit at http://www.cantrellfh.com to view Kathryn's tribute wall and leave condolences for the family. The services for Kathryn have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.


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