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Delores E. Rasmussen, 90

Delores E. Rasmussen, 90, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, surrounded by her family at Sacred Heart Care Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Lindsay, Nebraska, to parents Theodore and Mathilda (Kurtenbach) Ramaekers. She attended schools in Lindsay and Elgin, Nebraska, and the family moved to Iowa in 1943. Delores attended school in Scranton, Iowa, and graduated from St. Angela

Delores E. Rasmussen, 90

Academy in Carroll, Iowa, in 1947. After graduation, she became a registered dental assistant, working at a dental office in Carroll. She married James Rasmussen on Feb. 6, 1950, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple resided in Carroll until 1958, then moved to Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1960, they moved to Austin, Minnesota, where Delores lived out the rest of her life.

Delores was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Rosary Society at St. Augustine, and volunteered countless hours for the church. Her purpose in life was loving and caring for her children. Delores was an avid reader, enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, and was a great sports fan, especially the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. She was a skilled seamstress and an excellent cook who was known for her “Sunday dinners.” Delores was a selfless and caring person, always putting others’ needs before her own.  She had the gift of conversation and had many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Mathilda Ramaekers; sister, Marie Schmitz; two brothers, Greg and Jim Ramaekers; husband, James Robert Rasmussen; and son, Scott James Rasmussen. She is survived by her children, Theodore, Peter, Mary (Roger) Larson, Joseph (Nancy), Jane (Bruce) Beery, Patrick, Judy Rasmussen (Dale) Spitzer and Elizabeth (Sean) Miland; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Jerry (Joann) Ramaekers, Helen Marget, Tom Ramaekers, Ozzie Ramaekers, Madonna Riesberg and Jack (Kathy) Ramaekers.

Delores’ family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Sacred Heart Care Center staff for their excellent and loving care.

Delores will be buried beside her husband Jim in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.