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Donna L. Rasmussen

Donna L. Rasmussen

Sept. 6, 1929 - Jan. 1, 2009

MONTEVIDEO -- Donna LaVay Rasmussen, 79, of Montevideo, died Thursday at her home in Homefront in Montevideo.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home of Montevideo.

She was born Sept. 6, 1929, in New York Mills to John and Lillian (Roseau) Folkestad. She graduated from Montevideo High School in 1947.

On June 5, 1948, she married Harold "Ted" Rasmussen in Montevideo. She worked as a teacher's assistant for 38 years in the Montevideo school system.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its women's groups and belonged to a sewing and homemakers club.

She is survived by five children: Lorrie (and Dale) Spray of Milan, Dale (and Mary) Rasmussen of Montevideo, Brad (and Lorraine) Rasmussen of Montevideo, Jill (and Kenneth) Sparby of Hutchinson and Holly (and Tom) Fox of Champlin; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister: Delores Fechter of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997 and two brothers.