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Lillian Esther Rasmussen

Lillian Rasmussen, age 89, of Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Burns Manor Nursing Home, Hutchinson.

Lillian Esther (Sorenson) Rasmussen was born March 28, 1912, in Collins Township, McLeod County. She was the daughter of Thomas and Hulda (Dressel) Sorenson.

She was baptized as an infant and, later, was confirmed in her faith as a youth. Lillian attended school in Collins Township and Cedar Mills Township, Minn.

Lillian Sorenson was united in marriage to Einer Rasmussen Feb. 9, 1932, in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with 11 children.

The family resided in Sumter Township, and they also farmed in the Stewart area, before moving to Hutchinson in the late 1930s. Lillian and Einer moved to Park Towers in 1983.

Lillian enjoyed taking care of her family as a homemaker. She and Einer shared 53 years of marriage together, before Einer passed away Sept. 3, 1985.

Lillian was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Hutchinson. She enjoyed parades, listening to old time music, dancing, and visits from her family.

When Lillian needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of Burns Manor Nursing Home, Hutchinson, where she passed away. Blessed be her memory.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hulda Sorenson; husband, Einer Rasmussen; three sons in infancy; son-in-law, Ervin Hauptli; brothers, Alvin Sorenson and Herb Sorenson; and sister, Rose Grindal.

#Lillian is survived by her sons, Berga Rasmussen of Willmar, Donald Rasmussen and his wife, Barb, of Hutchinson, Raymond Rasmussen and his wife, Carol, of Maple Lake, Vernon Rasmussen and his wife, Judy, of Howard Lake, Leonard Rasmussen and his wife, Lois, of Potlatch, Idaho;

Daughters, Elenore Hauptli of Reno, Nev., Gerda Winter and her husband, Gayle, of New Ulm, Linda Jaskowiak and her husband, Michael, of Annandale; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother, Oscar Sorenson of Glencoe; Many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery.

The Rev. Randy Freund and the Rev. David Christensen officiated at the service.

Organist was Shirley Holtz, and the congregational hymns were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," and "Rock Of Ages."

Chad Rasmussen, Allen Rasmussen, Matt Jaskowiak, Jacob Jaskowiak, Einer Rasmussen, and Roger Rasmussen served as casket bearers.

Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Hutchinson, served the family.

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