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J. Paul Rasmussen
J. Paul Rasmussen, age 63, of Alden, MN, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea, MN. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden, MN. Visitation will be Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Pastor Greg Ofsdahl will officiate. Burial will be private.
James Paul Rasmussen was born July 6, 1945, in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Robert and Janet (Wayne) Rasmussen. Paul was a life-long resident of the Alden area, graduating from Alden High School in 1963. Paul married Mary Doppelhammer and to this union two daughters were born. The couple later divorced. Paul worked for Built Rite in Conger, MN, for 38 years. On October 29, 2004, he was united in marriage to Esther K. Johnson in Alden. Paul was an Alden Fireman for over 25 years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, trap shooting, camping, visiting with family and friends, but most especially riding his Harley. He was also a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching sports.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Rasmussen of Alden, MN; his dog Harlie; 2 daughters: Sheila (Shawn) Riebe and Jayne (Shawn) Linn, all of Alden, MN; Step-father: Ken Niebuhr of Alden, MN, 1 sister: Jill (Glen) Mathiason of Alden, MN, 1 brother: Mark (Lynnette) Rasmussen of Albert Lea, MN; 2 step-daughters: Michele (Tracy) Taylor of Mauston, WI, and Stacey (Tom) Westland of Lonsdale, MN; 8 grandchildren: Renae Linn, Annika and Ella Riebe, Ashley and Jarrett Taylor, Tyler, Eric and Jorden Westland;1 aunt: Perk Jellinger of Brainerd, MN; 2 nieces: Shannan (Chris) Nelson of Alden, MN, Sara (Josh) Stieler of Apple Valley, MN; 3 nephews: Tim (Anne) Rasmussen of Kenosha, WI, James Rasmussen of Austin, MN, Rob (Sarah) Rasmussen of Albert Lea, MN; along with many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.