Edwin D. “Ed” Rasmussen
March 31, 1946 – October 1, 2021
Age 75. Preceded in death by father, Sigurd, and mother, Lucille; brothers, Lawrence Rasmussen, James Rasmussen of Chicago; sister, Corrinne Houdek of Chicago. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Rasmussen; son, Mike Rasmussen (Ann); daughter, Karen Pelchat (Tom); grandchildren: Jessica and Shawn Pelchat, Riley, Carter, Lucas, and Kira Rasmussen,; brother, Tom Rasmussen (Cathy); sister, Deanna Rasmussen (Jim Orlando); sisters-in-law, Jan Rasmussen and Mary Rasmussen; many nieces and nephews.
The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 6th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, Oct. 7th at 10am, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Interment: Thursday, 1pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors. The family requests masks for all services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation. To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Mass, and Graveside Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Ed grew up in Cicero, Illinois, and joined the Air Force in 1968. He trained at San Angelo, Texas Air Station where he met and married his wife, Jo. Ed served tours in Pakistan and in Italy. Ed earned an Associate Degree in Computer Program from Metro Tech, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from UNO, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UNO. Ed retired from Physician’s Mutual Insurance in 2011 and spent his retirement years at UNO Hockey games and at soccer games and other activities with his grandchildren.
Ed volunteered at the Welcome Desk at St. Patrick Catholic School in Elkhorn where his grandchildren attended, as well as serving lunch at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, also where grandchildren attended. Ed and his wife have been members of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha for 46 years. In 1976 Ed began volunteering at St. Margaret Mary, helping count collections, stuff bulletins, and help with mailings. Ed loved to golf and to watch his Cubs baseball, especially if they were winning. He will be missed by many family and friends.