Irene Dale (Kooser) Rasmussen, of Topeka, Kansas died Thursday morning April 8, 2010 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka, Kansas. She was 91 years of age.
Irene was born April 13, 1918 in Beattie, Kansas. She was the daughter of Bert and Blanche (Craig) Kooser.
Irene married Raymond William Rasmussen on October 21, 1935 in Hiawatha, Kansas. Raymond and Irene had two children, Loretta Fischer and Cheryl Heath of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Irene worked for 15 years as a cook for the Bern Schools. She also was a member of the DHS Sewing Club in Bern, KS. She was a member of the United Brethren in Christ Church in Sabetha, KS. She and her husband were very active in church work.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl (Rasmussen) and Michael Heath of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brothers, Jay Kooser of Perry, Kansas and Bert Kooser of Basehor, Kansas; a sister-in-law Goldie Kooser of Topeka, Kansas; brother-in-law Leland Rasmussen of Denver, Colorado and sister-in-law Fern (Rasmussen) Cutshall of Bern, Kansas; son-in-law George Fischer of Bern, Kansas; Grandchildren, Stacey Rohr of Kansas City, Missouri, Eric and Tiffany Deitcher of Berryton, Kansas and Eric Heath of Henderson, Nevada; Great-Grandsons, Brandon Rohr of Savannah, Georgia, Zach Deitcher of Berryton, Kansas and Mason Deitcher of Berryton, Kansas.
Irene is preceded in death by her husband Raymond; siblings Clyde, Otis, Milton, Clarence and Harold and a daughter Loretta (Rasmussen) Fischer.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00 at the Popkess Mortuary in Seneca, Kansas. There will be a family visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the mortuary. Rev. Gary Merritt will conduct the services. Bill Driver will play the organ and Marilyn Ehrsam will sing, "Now I Belong to Jesus". Casket bearers are Robert Rasmussen, Eric Deitcher, Zach Deitcher, Steve Kooser, Dan Kooser, Patrick Sheik and Tom Sheik.
Burial will be in the Bern Cemetery at Bern, Kansas.
Memorials are being left to the United Brethren in Christ Church or the Hospice Care of Kansas and may be sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, Seneca, Kansas.