Obit: Rasmussen, Margaret Mary (1927 - 2021)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rasmussen, Ehlert, Kessenich, Vaitonis, Cooper, Jacobson, Kirner

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Owen, Clark Co., WI) 1/13/2021

Rasmussen, Margaret Mary (1 May 1927 – 12 January 2021)

Margaret Mary Rasmussen, age 95, of Owen, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by family and supported by the compassion of Heartland Hospice

Margaret was born on May 1, 1927 to Peter H. and Edith (Ehlert) Kessenich. She grew up in the Town of Longwood, attending Longwood and Owen schools graduating from Wausau High School in 1944. On May 3, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Kristian N. Rasmussen in Park Ridge, IL at St. Paul of the Cross Church. 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. Margaret worked as a nursing assistant at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center for 16 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish in Owen for 73 years where she was a member of the PCCW.

Margaret is survived by 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; a sister, Joan Kirner of Prairie Du Sac; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 75 years on December 1, 2020; brothers, Arnold, John and Gilbert and sister, Florence.

Margaret, a strong, intelligent and thoughtful person along with Kris parlayed their faith, determination and perseverance into a life rich with rewards.

A Funeral Mass will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may express condolences online at  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

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