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Wayne Rasmussen (#47373091)
 member for 6 years, 2 days
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Bio Photo "I walk through a damp graveyard hoping that there will be a headstone for the stranger I am looking for. I am on a mission to photograph the marker at the request of a stranger in search for his or her kindred dead. Why? Perhaps this stranger is the one who in paying forward what I have done will touch the stranger who will fill my request for help in finding my kindred dead. And I do it because I know it is important to someone else who may never have a chance to travel here to see for his or herself." (Borrowed)

I grew up in Waterloo, IA and graduated from East High in 1956. My Sorensen, Jensen and Rasmussen Danish ancestors settled in the area in the 1890's. Currently I'm trying to complete some family genealogy for as many ancestors as possible.

There are also Wetzsteins, Strandemos, Halvorsons, Marlings and Melicks in our family trees from Iowa, Minnesota & Illinois mostly.(Danes, Norwegians and Germans )The Marlings and Melicks can be traced back to the 1700's in the eastern U.S.

Any help with these family branches will be greatly appreciated. Also , please send corrections for any errors noted or requests for removal/transfers. To add a bio please request a transfer. To transfer an entry to yourself please click the 'suggest a correction' item above the memorial when viewing the person you would like to have transferred.

The flowers I add are mostly photos of Marilyn's blooms from our yard.

Evergreen Memorial project is complete(5,277) on Aug 18,2013. As of Nov 2012 I no longer edge the stones, just remove enough of the growth and leaves to read the names and dates. Bios are added for deaths after 2002.

New addition of St Mary's in N St Paul has been completed during our mild Dec weather of 2011.
(640 entries)

Lakeview (adjacent to Evergreen in Mahtomedi)(2100+)99% completed June 3, 2012.

I will no longer randomly search cemeteries that refuse to provide locations to Findagrave members. Locations must be provided by the requestor. This now includes Forest Lawn in Maplewood and likely St Johns in Little Canada. Please call or visit the cemetery office to get a location.

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Messages left for Wayne Rasmussen (127)[Leave Message]
Would you consider transferring Memorials for family members to me.
Hi Wayne - You've created Memorials for 4 of my family members which I very much appreciate. I am wondering if you'd be willing to transfer them to me. They are for:
Judy Delores Baier (my mother) Memorial 120593436
Meredith Gail Baier (my sister) Memorial 75100698
Edward W. Nobbe (my grandfather) Memorial 76254029
Elaine P. Nobbe (my grandmother) Memorial 76254058

I greatly appreciate your consideration.

Michelle Baier VonBische
Added by Shellorella on Jul 03, 2016 5:17 PM
RE: Craig Moore Photo request
I've run into that before, where someone takes the ashes. Let me know if I can help

Added by leslie on Apr 09, 2016 3:57 PM
Craig Moore Photo request
I checked with the office at Hillside to get a burial location so I could fulfill your request, but they have no record of him being buried there. If you want to investigate some more and let me know the burial location I'll be happy to go and take a photo

Added by leslie on Apr 09, 2016 1:30 PM
Dominic James Olson
Could you please contact me regards to the above (Dominic James Olson)? Is this a family member? I would like to communicate in private.
Added by Nonna on Mar 14, 2016 6:01 PM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Walter and Daisy Weaver
Hi Wayne,
We respectfully request permission to use the cemetery marker photo in our online tree. Daisy is a cousin of Marie's and the photo will make a great addition.

Thanks for your consideration.

Marie an Bruce Newell
Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Jan 14, 2016 11:16 AM
Bucky Hydal
Charloette Ann Vivian "Viv" Hagberg Triplett
Find A Grave Memorial #97967263
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
Mahtomedi, Minn.

Hi Wayne,

Two favors:

- Your Vivian Triplett memorial #111388390 in the same cemetery is a duplicate of my earlier memorial for Viv, who is my aunt. Would you kindly delete yours?

- Would you give me permission to use your photo of Vivian's headstone?

Many thanks.
Bucky Hydal
Coastal Carolina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Dec 31, 2015 1:43 PM
Mary E.
Aubrey Willingham
Wayne - He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo and there is a picture on his site. Mary
Added by Mary E. on Nov 18, 2015 11:00 AM
re: Marcella Stevens
Wayne, I just started a new memorial for Marcella Stevenson #154873282(note slightly different last name) with obituary and photo. Year of death is very different (I have 1989, you have 2008), but maiden name is same, Auguston and our two different pictures sure look like the same woman. Didn't notice your memorial until I went looking for her parents to link with. No relation of mine, just a Find-A-Grave contributor trying to share the history.

Added by Elliffen on Nov 11, 2015 10:10 AM
Tom Spiegel
RE: Permission
Thanks Wayne
Added by Tom Spiegel on Sep 23, 2015 10:12 AM
Tom Spiegel
Gertrude Koehler
Wayne. Would you mind if I used the Gertrude Koehler
cemetery plaque that you took a picture of to use on my family tree? I will of course give you credit as the photographer.
Added by Tom Spiegel on Sep 21, 2015 4:46 PM
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