Ruth M. <I>Ruland</I> Rasmussen

Ruth M. Ruland Rasmussen

Birth
Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 18 Jul 2015 (aged 90)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 149554678 · View Source
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Ruth M. Rasmussen 90 of Austin, Minnesota died Saturday July 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Ruth was born December 4, 1924 near Rose Creek, Minnesota to Alfred and Anna (Rossow) Ruland. After graduating from high school she attended Minneapolis Business College. On her 20th birthday she enlisted in the SPARS, U.S. Coast Guard. She took her training in Manhatten Beach, Brooklyn, New York and then served at the Separation Center in New Orleans.

On October 4, 1947 she married Norman Rasmussen. That same year Ruth began 30 years of employment with Local P-9 in "the Unionist" office. In 1977 she was named editor of "the Unionist" until her retirement in 1982.

Ruth was involved with many organizations including: The United Way, American Legion SPAM Post, Mower County Coalition, she was Zonta Woman of the year in 1982, BPW Woman of the year in 1985, League of Woman Voters, Christian Ed Center Board, Toastmasters, Art and Travel Club, Mental Health Advisory Board, Salvation Army Board, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Blandin Program, Austin City Council, Austin Utility Board, DFL County Convention, Planning Commission, Red Cross Bloodmobile, Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice Program, First United Methodist Church Boards, City of Austin Airport, Light and Water Committees. Ruth was Pat Piper's campaign chair for 18 years and went on the 2012 Honor Flight to Washington D.C. and she was a member of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.

Survivors include 2 daughters, one bonus Daughter, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one sister.

She is preceded in death by her husband Norman, parents Alfred and Anna and sister Helen.

A memorial Service will be held 11AM on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Tamke officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

Published in the Austin Daily Herald July 20, 2015.
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  • Created by: Barbara Lamb
  • Added: 20 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149554678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth M. Ruland Rasmussen (4 Dec 1924–18 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149554678, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lamb (contributor 47618326) .