Betty Rasmussen

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Aug. 19, 1931 - Dec. 27, 2015

A funeral service for Betty Rasmussen, 84, of Spirit Lake, was held Thursday, Dec. 31 at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at South Walnut Cemetery in Graettinger.

Betty Lou Rasmussen, the daughter of Carl and Helena (Siebrasse) Reuter, was born Aug. 19, 1931 in Humboldt, South Dakota. After graduating from high school in Humboldt, she continued her education and received her teacher's certificate. 
On Aug. 2, 1955, Betty was united in marriage to LeRoy Arthur Rasmussen. Betty taught in Spencer and Graettinger before Betty and LeRoy moved to Spirit Lake in 1974. Betty helped LeRoy with farming until their retirement in 1987 and the couple retired to their home on Big Spirit Lake. Betty was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Betty and LeRoy enjoyed traveling. They went on several trips in their motor home and also enjoyed many cruises. In their later years, they spent their winters in Arizona as well. Betty's greatest joy was spending time with her grandsons and making sure they were doing their homework.
Betty passed away Dec. 27 at her home in Spirit Lake, Iowa at 84 years of age.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, LeRoy Rasmussen; son, Clark Rasmussen and his wife, Leslie; two grandsons, Eric Rasmussen and Kyle Rasmussen; two sisters, Darlene Slocum and Nancy Reuter.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Alan Reuter.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.