OBITUARY

Kenneth Wayne Rasor

February 4, 1938February 27, 2018

Kenneth Wayne “Skip” Rasor, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away at home Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Skip was born February 4, 1938, in Fort Wayne, to the late Emmett and Cecil Rasor. He was a member of the 1956 graduating class of Central High School, where he was active in Band. He was a member of the Indiana Air National Guard and Reserve, Fort Wayne, as well as the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He graduated from G.E. Apprentice School in 1960, received an Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1972 and an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Oakland Community College, Detroit Michigan, in 1994 (Magna Cum Laude). He began his professional career at International Harvester Corporation, retiring after 18.5 years. He then spent the next 18.5 years working for Dana Corporation before his final retirement. He was an active member of the Summit City Lodge #170 for close to 60 years. Skip was an avid coin collector and enjoyed attending meetings of the Old Fort Coin Club. His other hobbies included bowling, golf and a variety of card games. He was a diehard Cubs fan and long time Chicago Bears fan. He had said his one wish before he died was to see the Bears win the Super Bowl and the Cubs win the World Series…he got his wish. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Rasor (Linda Duderstadt) of Lenexa, KS; son Kevin Rasor of Fort Wayne; granddaughters Mary Rasor, of Marion, and Brianna Wells (Zachary), of Fort Wayne; great grandchildren Michelle, Christopher, Wyatt, Brody and Rowan; brother John Rasor; sister Sarah Menefee (Bob), both of Fort Wayne, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Marcia Rasor; parents Emmett & Cecil Rasor; sisters Regina Siso and Barbara Helmick; brothers Emmett A. Rasor and David Rasor, and great-granddaughter Mya Nicole Brown. Funeral Service will be 11:00am on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 2-4 & 6-8pm on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Parkview Home Health & Hospice. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.

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  • Parkview Home Health & Hospice

Services

  • Calling Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Calling Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Calling Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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Tod Wright

March 6, 2018

Although I have become acquainted with Skip in the last three years in the group of Retirees who share their thoughts and lives and problems over coffee in Old Crown Coffee Roasters on N. Anthony Blvd., he was obviously a man who loved life in spite of illness. We often laughed and dined together on Friday nights and when hosted in the homes of mutual friends. It saddened me to witness his physical deterioration. I am sorry for your loss.

WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS

March 3, 2018

The Kenneth Wayne Rasor Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother and Father.

God's Blessings to the Rasor family.

Sincerely,

William C. Phillips
Member, Mizpah Shrine
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sherry Conley

March 2, 2018

Uncle Skip,
I will fondly remember the days when you and Aunt Marsha and the rest of the family got together to play cards. Our reunions kept the family/cousins growing up and spending time together. The Rasor’s taught a lot about family bonding. Sharing food, stories and seeing everyone arguing over a nickel (ha!) were highlights I will always cherish. I sure miss you all. Have fun playing cards once again. I’m sure they saved a seat for you. :)
Love, Sherry

FROM THE FAMILY