Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
OBITUARY - DONALD RASMUSSEN
Donald RASMUSSEN, 86, of Creston died February 26, 2007, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. The Rev. Leonard KENKEL will
the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors by VFW Theodore J. Martens Post No. 1797. Open
visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. rosary and
Christian wake service at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Memorials may be directed to
Greater Regional Hospice. On-line condolences may be left at: www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
Donald RASMUSSEN, son of Elsie Pearl (COLLIER) and Axel Marinus RASMUSSEN, was born July 30, 1920, near Beaconsfield in
Ringgold County. He graduated from Creston High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from June
1942 to October 1945.
On October 9, 1948, Donald married Kathryn Vivian WEBER in Omaha, Neb. He lived in Union County
and Creston most of his life. He began working for the Burlington Northern Railroad July 5, 1941 and retired as a
conductor July 30, 1982. He was a member of American Legion, VFW Post No. 1797 and the First Christian Church, all in
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn RASMUSSEN of Creston; two daughters, Donna (husband Dick) CRAYNE of
Waverly and Debbie FELDHACKER (friend Marty WILLIAMS) of Creston; six grandchildren, Heather ROGERS, Clint VEATCH, Robyn
WOODS, Ryan FELDHACKER, Alicia LOVELL and Abby FELDHACKER; five great-grandchildren, Madison and Clinton Jackson VEATCH,
and Isaiah, Jeremiah and Gabriel LOVELL; several cousins and other relatives.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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