Paul E. Rasmussen
February 15, 1926 – August 5, 2018
Paul E. Rasmussen, 92, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Concordia Village.
He was born on February 15, 1926 in Springfield, the son of the late Sven and Helen (Aarup) Rasmussen.
Paul retired as a professor at the University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse, WI. He had also served previously as a Lutheran minister. Paul was one of the first people to come to Concordia Village. He signed on when it was just a bean field. He was one of the first to live at Founders, about 24 years ago.
He is survived by his sister Viola Hollister of Springfield; a special cousin Marilyn McCann of Auburn, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Rosabel Rasmussen and Greta Graham; and 1 brother Gorm Rasmussen.
Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11 am at Concordia Village Chapel. The family will greet friends from 10:30 am until time of the memorial service. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Inurnment will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Village Scholarship Fund.
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Concordia Village Scholarship Fund
4101 West Iles, Springfield, Illinois 62711
- Memorial Visitation Monday, August 20, 2018
- Memorial Service Monday, August 20, 2018
- Private Inurnment