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Wayne A. Rasmussen

March 26, 1925 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Wayne Rasmussen Obituary

Wayne A. Rasmussen, age 98, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Marshfield Health Services.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home, 1010 East Veterans Parkway in Marshfield. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Rev. Duane Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield, WI., with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Brian Rasmussen, Randy Rasmussen, Becki Hanish, Heather Eisner and Jeffrey Falconer. Great Grandson Nicholas Eisner will play taps.

Wayne was born March 26, 1925, the son of Ted and Mae Rasmussen in Marshfield, WI. He graduated from Marshfield High School on May 27, 1943. Wayne entered the Army Air Corps on June 10, 1943 for training to become an Air Corps pilot, learning to fly the many planes the Air Corps had.

After military service was completed, he returned to civilian life. Wayne married Lillian Poppy on October 17, 1946. He then began his career working with sheet metal at Badger Fixtures. Wayne was on many committees as well as the Jaycees and won many awards for his work. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge No 665 and the Civil Air Patrol Band.

After retirement, Wayne ran for a spot on the board of the town of Lincoln (directly west of Marshfield, WI). He was elected to the board in 1985 and eventually became the chairman of the township, a position he held for 24 years. While in the chairman role, Wayne got everyone together to build a new town hall, a project he was very proud of.

His wife Lillian passed away on September 12, 2000. On September 22, 2003, Wayne married Charlotte Jackson in New Mexico. Charlotte passed away on October 5, 2015.

In his spare time, he built a model railroad in the basement of his home. It was a masterpiece and he loved working on it. When Wayne downsized and moved to Marshfield, he built a smaller version in the apartment he lived in. He especially loved when his son-in-law and daughter took him on a trip out West to see the Big Boy steam train.

Wayne is survived by his daughter Kathy Falconer of Marshfield, WI, granddaughters Becki (Vern) Hanish of Marshfield, WI and Heather (Joe) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI, grandson Jeff Falconer of Marshfield, great-grandchildren Chantell (Steve) Wibben, Brooke (Jade) Knowles, Joey (fiancé Cassidy) Eisner and Nicholas (Caitilin Ledin) Eisner, 11 great-great-grandchildren, brother Garth (Dolores) Rasmussen of Racine, WI, 3 sisters-in-law Marion Rasmussen, Marlene Rasmussen and Jan Rasmussen as well as many nieces and nephews.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Mae Rasmussen, wives Lillian Rasmussen and Charlotte Jackson, son LaMont Rasmussen, son-in-law Larry Falconer, brothers Douglas, Richard, Donovan, Allen and Neil and sisters Gloria and Charlotte

A special thank you to the staff at the Marshfield Health Services for the wonderful care they provided.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter Kathy Falconer, who helped care for him after Charlotte passed.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 24, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home
1010 E. Veterans Parkway
Marshfield, WI 54449

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home
1010 E. Veterans Parkway
Marshfield, WI 54449

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