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Funeral services for Jerome “Jerry” Rasmussen will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Reverend Shane Koepke will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Jerry died on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 75 years old.
Jerome Edward Rasmussen was born on September 5, 1942 in Albert Lea, MN to James and Lila (Nelson) Rasmussen. He moved around as a child, and would graduate from Albert Lea High School in 1960. Following a few years of vocational training, Jerry was employed at Streaters where he would become a Lead Man; He would retire after nearly 30 years there.
Jerry was united in marriage to Gail Evenson on April 15, 1978 in Albert Lea. To this union, the couple was blessed with two sons: Marc and Matt.
Jerry enjoyed many things in life. He stayed active in a bowling league for nearly 40 years, he cared for his flower gardens, and he meticulously maintained his yard and his home. Jerry was a hard worker, and liked to stay busy – he never liked to sit still. He was a member of the Eagles where he enjoyed going there for good times and conversation. Jerry’s favorite thing in the world was being a grandpa to his six grandchildren. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather who always stayed humble. The family will miss his smile and most of all, his laugh.
Jerry is preceded in death by both parents, James and Lila; and a sister, Joyce Hanson.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail of Albert Lea; children, Marc Rasmussen (significant other, Stephanie) of Glenville, and Matthew Rasmussen of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Isaac, RaeLynn, Brayden, Mason, Leo, and Oliver; nieces Sandra (Bill) Hacker, Laurie (Tom) Bergeson, Judy (Warren) Olson, and Vicki Scrabeck; brothers and sisters in-law, Bill (Evonne) Evenson, Paul Evenson (significant other, Linda), Karen (Walt) Eisen, and Mervin Hanson; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Blessed be his memory!