August 10, 1927 – March 7, 2018
Warren was born on Ulster Street in Denver, the second of two boys. His father, Albert, was a house-painter and his mother, Christine, a housewife. Both of Warren’s parents were only one generation removed from families who lived in Denmark. Warren grew up in the Depression Era when even young children knew that times were tough. Good grades and the GI Bill meant that Warren could go to university. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Dana College and two masters degrees, and taught biology at Cheyenne Mountain High school.
Warren married his great love, Mildred Siersbeck, in 1951 and they had four children: Larry, Steve, Julie and David. Warren is survived by those 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Warren had a high emotional intelligence which made him invaluable in his many professional and volunteer roles including church council at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and as a core member of the planning committee for the redesign of the Garden of the Gods. He coached the Cheyenne Mountain Chess Club and taught evolution at Sunday school. He helped to lead summer school trips through the American Southwest.
His emotional IQ included a ready sense of humor which he deployed generously throughout his life and which shone throughout his final illness. He inspired others to love with his great love of life.
His family wishes to thank all those who played a role in his long life. We are very grateful to the staff at MorningStar who were so generous with their kindness during a very difficult illness. We wish we could reach back across the decades to all the students, neighbors, friends, and family who have been a part of Dad’s life and embrace all with a tear and a smile.
Services for Warren will be at 2pm Saturday at First Lutheran Church (1515 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Warren Rasmussen’s name to the Friends of the Garden of the Gods.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2018