Selma M. Rasmussen
Rasmussen Selma (Sal), age 94, formerly of St. Louis Park. Selma (Sal) Marie Reetz Rasmussen was born on May 7, 1908, in Barron County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Albert and Minnie (Pichelman) Reetz, and died at the age of 94 on May 23rd, 2002. At the time she was a resident of Walker Elder Suites, Edina, where she leaves many friends. Early in her life the family moved to Nashua, Wilkin County, Minnesota, where she grew to be an adult. After working for a time in Fargo, ND, she moved to Minneapolis. There she met Harold Rasmussen of Bloomington. They were married on Oct. 25, 1944. The Rasmussens lived in St. Louis Park most of their married life. Sally will be remembered as a long time employee of Culbertson's restaurant where she acquired many friends over the years. Sally and Harold were active workers for St. Luke's Lutheran Church where Sally enjoyed arranging the flowers, Crestview Nursing Home, Steven's Square, and Dinner at Your Door. They were very interested in the lives of their godchildren. Sally was a wonderful cook and baker, and enjoyed giving away her treats. She was much beloved by her family and godchildren with whom she enjoyed playing cards, especially whist. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, in 2001; and one brother, Engelbert Reetz, in 1967. She is survived by her godchildren, Randall Reetz of Minneapolis, Jeannette Bailiff O'Hara of Calif., and Ruby Andersen of Colorado. She is also survived by beloved nephews Gary (Ruth) Reetz, of Bloomington, MN, and Dan (Sylvia) Reetz, of New Jersey; grand-nephew Ryan (Ann) Reetz of St. Paul; brother Norbert Reetz, of Vancouver, WA; and sister-in-law, Shirley (Al) Bailiff, California. Funeral Wednesday, May 29th, 11:00 am at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5524 W 41st Street in St Louis Park. Interment Crystal Lake Cem. Visitation 1/2 hour before the service at the church. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615
Published on May 24, 2002
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