Laurie Rasmussen
1946 - 2020
BORN
1946
DIED
2020
Laurie Dicus Rasmussen Laurie Dicus Rasmussen, 73, of Leawood died July 19, 2020, from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, due to Corvid 19 her Funeral Service will be private but will be livestream at at cor.org/memorialonline , followed by a private burial service. Visitation will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at McGilley State Line Chapel. Laurie was born on October 9, 1946, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edith and Clarence Dicus. She was a member of the National Honor Society at Center High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and her master's degree in education from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She was a popular Spanish and English teacher. She married Michael Rasmussen on January 5, 1974. They raised three children. Laurie was active in her children's education as well, participating many years as a room mother, PTO member, and serving with her husband as Booster Club presidents at Blue Valley North High School. She also was a Kansas City Young Matron, and she volunteered at her church's Silver Link ministry. Like her own mother, Laurie was warm, nurturing, bright, playful, funny, and tirelessly devoted to family. Laurie is survived by her husband, Mike; her son, Todd Rasmussen (Lisa), of Sugar Land, TX; her daughter, Kristin Teasdale (Kevin), of Overland Park, KS; and her grandchildren, Lyla, Graham, and Luke Rasmussen, and Kieran, J.J., and Teddy Teasdale. Laurie is also survived by her sister, Linda Ornes (Ken); her brothers, Steve Dicus (Jolene), Paul Dicus (Rose), Todd Dicus (Jennifer), Kent Dicus (Michael), and Brian Dicus (Vali); and her nieces and nephews. Her parents and her son, Scott, preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, Alzheimer's Disease Research (BrightFocus.org/stopAD" target="_new" rel="nofollow">BrightFocus.org/stopAD) will accept contributions in Laurie's memory. The family also wishes to express gratitude to the extraordinary staff at Prairie Elder Care and Ascend Hospice, as well as to Laurie's close friends and siblings, who showed her unwavering love and support.

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Published by Kansas City Star on Jul. 22, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
23
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
McGilley Memorial Chapel
12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Jul
24
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
livestream at at cor.org/memorialonline
Funeral services provided by:
McGilley Memorial Chapel
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Just learned of Laurie’s death today in Anchora magazine. Shocked and saddened. She was my Delta Gamma pledge Mom and dear friend. Hoping to find more info as I hadn’t known she was ill.❤
Susie Lamy
Friend
November 19, 2020
Mike and family,
We are so sad to learn of your loss. Laurie was such a loving, caring person. Please know you all are in our prayers.
Jan and Jon Horine
Jan Horine
Neighbor
July 24, 2020
I am in touch with a lot of the ladies of the Center High class of 1964, Laurie's class. Emails have come to me from a lot of them; all are saddened that she had Alzheimer's Disease and has died. She was a very pleasant, kind and smart young lady as far back as grade school, and we will miss seeing her at our Luncheons. Our sincere condolences to her entire family.
Karen Johnson Hanover
July 23, 2020
a loved one
July 23, 2020
Laurie was such a delightful person. Mike, and family, you're in our hearts and thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Brenda Karlin
Friend
July 22, 2020
a loved one
July 22, 2020
Steve and I want to extend our deepest sympathy. We have so many wonderful memories of such fun times with Laurie and the entire family! She raised such a beautiful family that she loved so much! We loved her too and we will sure miss her!
Love,
Jan&Steve Chapman
Jan & Steve Chapman
Friend
July 22, 2020