|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2012|
Funeral services for Florence Rasmussen will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26. Pastors Paul Balaban and David Curtright will officiate at the service at Plentywood Lutheran Church, with interment in Antelope Creek Cemetery. Florence was stricken by a heart attack Wednesday morning, March 21, 2012 and died at Sheridan Memorial Hospital about two hours later. She was 91.
Florence Rasmussen was born at the family home southwest of Redstone on Oct. 31, 1920, to Ben and Maude Schlag. She attended elementary school in Madoc, and graduated from Redstone High School in 1939.
Florence attended college in Havre, returning to eastern Montana to work at the Plentywood Farm Office from 1941-1945. Here she met Max Rasmussen.
Max and Florence were married on Dec. 12, 1945. They lived on their farm northeast of Antelope until retiring in Plentywood in 1987 at their home on East Boundary Avenue. Max and Florence were blessed with four children and four grandchildren: Janyth of Billings; Kent (Jeanne) of Rapid City, S. D.; Ruth (Arvid) Haugeberg of Billings, and their children Sarah (Joel) Wilenius of London, England and Troy Haugeberg of Newport Beach, Calif.; Jon (Donna) of the family farm in Antelope, Mont., and their daughters Suzanne (Grayson) Tenney of Portland, Ore., and Kara Rasmussen of San Francisco, Calif. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Gramma never missed a grandchild's birthday, a school function, or a game, and usually arrived with her "Gramma buns" in hand. Max and Florence enjoyed 61 years together of marriage, children, and grandchildren before Max passed away Nov. 26, 2006.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Florence is survived by her brother-in-law Jack (Thelma) of the Pioneer Manor in Plentywood; and sister-in-law Betty Murdock of Hayward, Calif.; as well as step grandchildren, step great-grand children, and nieces and nephews.
Florence was active in community and church affairs throughout her lifetime. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Antelope Lutheran Church until its closure and then the Plentywood Lutheran Church. Florence was active with Cub Scouts, Sunday School, and the Antelope Homemakers Club. She was a lifetime member of the Sons of Norway and a member of the Sheridan Memorial Auxiliary. In her "retirement," Florence remained active in the community, volunteering weekly at the Glenwood Thrift Shop, Sheridan Memorial Gift Shop, and serving on the Election Board.
Florence considered herself blessed to live her entire life with the great people of Sheridan County.
Max P Rasmussen (1919 - 2006)*
Antelope Creek Cemetery
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