Norma Rasmussen -- Mabel

Norma Rasmussen, 100, of Mabel, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Lakeview Commons in Maplewood.

Norma was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Preble Township, near South Fork, to Peter and Margit (Sand) Rye. She attended the South Fork School and the South Fork Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school. As a young woman she worked for her neighbors and relatives. While working, she met Tillman Rasmussen. On June 20, 1937, they were married at the Lutheran Parsonage in Lanesboro. They farmed most of their lives on the farm where Tillman grew up. In 1974, they moved to St. Charles for a short time where she worked in housekeeping in the nursing home. They later moved back to Mabel. Tillman passed away on Oct. 7, 1994. Norma resided in Mabel until moving to Maplewood in May.

Norma was a member of the Newburg Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing and going on several bus trips around the United States.

Norma is survived by three children, Lester, of Postville, Iowa, Muriel Simpson, of Eagan, and Gordie (Ann), of Stillwater; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Norby, of Mabel, and Ardis Moen, of Eagan; and a brother-in-law, Paul McMannimon, of Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman; a sister, Marjorie; and two brothers, Joseph and Ervin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Newburg United Methodist Church in rural Mabel, with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.