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Ruth Beatrice (Anderson) Rasmussen (1905-1927)


Posted By: Eileen Reed
Date: 7/29/2021 at 19:14:33

The funeral services of Mrs. Raymond P. Rasmussen were conducted in the Methodist Church in Goldfield, Ia., on Wednesday afternoon, December 7, by the pastor, Rev. D. M. Simpson.

In the face of the worst blizzard in years, relatives and friends of the deceased found their way to and filled the church—a mute but genuine expression of the high esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew her.

Mrs. Rasmussen was graduated from the Goldfield high school with the class of 1924, and was married to Raymond P. Rasmussen on December 15, 1926.

The following obituary was read in the service at the church:

"Ruth Beatrice Anderson was born in Goldfield, Ia., September 22, 1905, and departed this life in the evening of Monday, December 5th, aged 22 years, 2 months and 13 days.

"She is survived by her husband and an infant son, Richard Ray; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Anderson; her sister, Vera, and brother, Harry; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Anderson, all of whom live in Goldfield, Ia., and other relatives and a large number of friends.

"Her life was comparatively short but well directed. Her tragic leave-taking has burned deep her kind, helpful ways into the memories of her many admiring friends. Her contributions to character building were on the side of righteousness. She loved God and the church, and was anxiously planning for service in His kingdom.

"Raymond Rasmussen and Ruth Beatrice Anderson were united in marriage on December 15, 1926. Two weeks ago, today a son, baby Richard Ray, gladdened their hearts as a pre-Christmas greeting from the heavenly land.

"Today bleeding hearts, yet with all-trusting souls, pay tributes of respect to the beautiful house of this young mother's earthly tabernacle, and to the sacred memory of a loving wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She is not here. Death's messenger came—

'And when the sun in all his state
'Illumed the western skies,
'She passed through Glories evening gate
And walked to Paradise.'

"The bereaved husband, baby Richard Ray, and the sorrowing families have the sincere sympathy of the entire community."

The following named relatives and friends from out of town attended the funeral: Mrs. C. R. Freeman, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson and Miss Lillian Anderson of Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. D. C. Meyers of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. McCurry, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McCurry and Howard McCurry of Renwick, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Stark of Clarion, Ia.; Mrs. George Helmer and daughter, Mildred, of Palmer, Ia.; Mr. Otto Anderson of Waterloo, Ia., was detained by the storm at Webster City. –Goldfield News.

The Eagle Grove Eagle
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Thursday, December 15, 1927


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