Norma Rasmussen

Norma L. Rasmussen, 93, of Minden, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Bethany Home in Minden. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Minden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peter Choi officiating. The service will be streamed to the church’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Private family interment will be held prior to services at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Memorials in Norma’s honor are kindly suggested to Bethany Home in Minden, Minden United Methodist Church or to AseraCare Hospice in Kearney. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Louise Rasmussen was born on April 24, 1928 in Minden to Marius “Mike” and Ethel (Youngson) Aabel. She grew up in the Minden area and attended Minden High School, graduating with the class of 1947. She later earned her Cosmetology license. 

On May 14, 1950, Norma was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Rasmussen in Minden and to this union, four children were born: Robbie, Debbie, Shari and John. The family made their home in Minden where Norma owned and operated Norma’s Beauty Shop for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Minden United Methodist Church, Minden American Legion Auxiliary and several card clubs. Her hobbies included gardening, dancing with Bob, sewing, painting t-shirts and making unity candles for friends and family. She enjoyed shopping, decorating and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Robbie (Rick) Rath of Doniphan, Debbie (Dan) Cavenee of Kearney, Shari (Kerry) Kimple of Omaha, and John (Tisha) Rasmussen of Omaha; grandchildren, Ron Rath, Roxanne Kirchoff, Tanner Cavenee, Ryan Cavenee, Travis Kimple, Lindsy Pettinger, Macy Rasmussen, and Jack Rasmussen; great-grandchildren, Will and Cori Frederickson, Kendal, Noah, Cole and Josie Cavenee, Kinsley, Quinn and Kanon Kimple, Ava and Jayden Pettinger; sister-in-law, Marilyn Rasmussen; brother-in-law, Wendell Muller;  as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Charlotte Nelson, Doris Muller, and Rosalie Davis.

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