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Betty Rasmussen

Betty J. Rasmussen, 91, of Arlington, died September 7, 2016 at the Estelline Nursing and Care Center in Estelline, SD.

Betty Joye Carlson was born July 27, 1925 at Pasadena, CA to Ernest and Marie (Thue) Carlson. She moved with her family to Arlington, SD when she was in the 1st grade. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1943 and from the Minneapolis Business College in 1944. She worked at the Extension Service in Brookings and for Greyhound Lines in Minneapolis. She attended Madison Normal and taught school at Badger, SD in 1947 and 1948. She married Robert W. Rasmussen on February 14, 1948 and moved to Sioux Falls, SD. She began working in the office at John Morrell Co. in 1958, retiring after 28 years in 1986. She enjoyed spending her winters in either California or Arizona and summers at her home at Lake Poinsett. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hats of Arlington.

She is survived by two daughters: Pat (Shorty) Steffensen of Arlington, SD, Pam (Danny) Ahrendt of Trent, SD and one son, Robb (Diane) Rasmussen of Sioux Falls, SD. One brother, Wes (Dee) Carlson of Arlington and one sister, Elza Gewant of Woodland Hills, CA, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Rasmussen, one brother, Bill Carlson, one infant daughter and one sister, Rosalyn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rasmussen will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington with Pastor Durk Thompson officiating, burial will be in the Arlington City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the services on Sunday in the church.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 17, 2016
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