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Obituaries

Obituaries

Carl N. Rasmussen 1914 - 2011 Lawrence

Funeral services for Carl N. Rasmussen, 96, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Military graveside services and burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Rasmussen died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born on July 24, 1914, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Christian and Mayta Christoffersen Rasmussen.
Mr. Rasmussen served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Following the war, he was a grocery store proprietor in Garnett for six years. In 1959, Mr. Rasmussen moved to Lawrence from Chanute. In Lawrence, he worked for many years at A&P and Kroger’s as a meat cutter. Mr. Rasmussen retired in the mid-1970s. He then worked part-time from the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s as a driver and funeral assistant at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Mr. Rasmussen was a member of the Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion, the Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the V.F.W., Acacia Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Lawrence Shrine Club and the Jayhawk Fire Brigade, all in Lawrence, and the Abdallah Shrine in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, where he had served as a deacon and an elder. Mr. Rasmussen was also a former past master of Delphian Lodge No. 44 A.F. & A.M., of Garnett.
He enjoyed traveling and had traveled abroad extensively over the years, and he also enjoyed playing play golf.
He married Louise M. Dargon on Oct. 1, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 1996.
He later married Anna Belle Headley Page on Nov. 16, 2002, in Baldwin City. She survives and lives in Green Forest, Ark.
Other survivors include a son, Michael C. and wife Janet, Houston; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Grace Hospice, or the Shriner Crippled Children’s Hospital-Transportation Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com.