Joint funeral services for Ruby M. Rasmussen, 86, and Harry M. Rasmussen, 94, were conducted by Rev. Dr. Ron Yarnell on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church west of Audubon. Interment was in the Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery west of Audubon. The casket bearers were Jake Anderson, Mike McCain, Pedro Mendoza, Ronald Nielsen, Micah Rasmussen, Chad Gorman, Norman Nissen, Mark Klever, Herb Anciaux and Vern Meyer. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
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Ruby Mae Rasmussen, the daughter of Otto C. and Elsie Marie Schmidt Jensen, was born July 6, 1926, in Douglas Township, Audubon County, and died July 26, 2012, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, at the age of 86 years, and 20 days.
Ruby was baptized and confirmed at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church west of Audubon. She attended rural school in Douglas Township and then was employed in the Audubon area.
On Oct. 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Harry Marvin Rasmussen. Four children, Sheryl, Norlan, Marvin and an infant son, were born to this union. Ruby helped Harry with the farm operations and was a homemaker raising her children. She later was employed at the Friendship Home in Audubon.
Ruby was a life-long member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church and participated in the women's activities. She was a member of the neighborhood 3-M club for many years. She also enjoyed tending to her flower garden. Ruby moved to the Friendship home in 2010.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Harry M. Rasmussen; her infant son; her son-in-law David Burmaster; her sisters: Evelyn and husband Raymond Nielsen and Carrie Jensen, her sister-in-law Mildred and husband Einer Nissen.
She is survived by her children: Sheryl Burmaster of Minneapolis, Minn., Norlan and wife Lois Rasmussen of Audubon, and Marvin and wife Beth Rasmussen of Jefferson; her grandchildren: Dana Burmaster and Steve Harkin of Madison, Wisc., Nicole and husband Mike McCain of Minneapolis, Minn., Leslie and husband Chad Gorman of Eau Claire, Wisc., Stephanie and husband Jake Anderson of Atlantic, Micah Rasmussen of West Carthage, N.Y., and Miriam and husband Pedro Mendoza of Spring, Texas; her great-grandchildren: Bennett and Natalie McCain, Jack and Ty Gorman, and Luke and Abigail Anderson; her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Aug. 3, 2012