Lucille Edith (Maack) Rasmussen, 90, died Monday, May 14th, 2012, at Denver, Colorado.
Lucille was born on January 10th, 1922, to Frank and Clara (Kampfe) Maack at the Maack family home, north of Cozad. Lucille was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1939 and attended business school in Omaha for two years.
Lu married Ralph Rasmussen on July 12th, 1952, at the Westchester Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. Their union was blessed with a daughter, Cindy in 1957. The couple moved to Denver a year later, where Lu became a full-time mother and homemaker. She later worked in sales part-time at the Denver Dry Goods, Joslins, and her favorite, a small gift shop called The Rambling Rose.
Lucille had numerous accounting and clerical jobs over the years having worked at a Chevy dealership in Cozad and the University of Wyoming. Lu also worked and lived with her sister Mickey, in Atlanta, Georgia and later worked at Douglas Aircraft, in Southern California.
Lu enjoyed many camping and RVing trips with her husband, Ralph. They enjoyed sightseeing, hiking, biking and visiting family and friends in Nebraska and Arizona. The couple later moved to Sun City, Arizona, where they lived for seven years before moving back to Denver to be closer to family in 2004. The couple had lived at Windsor Gardens, before residing at the Heritage Club in 2011, where they enjoyed the many benefits of meals, entertainment and socializing with many new friends.
Lu and Ralph celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Vail, Colorado, in July 2002, hosted by Michael, Cindy and Taylor Staughton at their restaurant, Los Amigos. Many of their family and friends attended from Colorado and Nebraska. They were planning for another big 60th celebration this summer.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy; two sisters, Mildred Maack and Bernice Norris.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Rasmussen of Denver; daughter, Cindy (Michael) Staughton of Vail, Colorado; grandson, Taylor Staughton of Vail; two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence Maack; six nephews, Roger (Peggy) Maack and Dean Maack, all of Cozad, Jerry (Alice) Norris of Omaha, Nebraska, Gary (Janice) Maack of Greeley, Colorado, Gene Maack of Ravenna, Nebraska, Ron Garrelts of Santa Rosa, California; four nieces, Donna Sinor of Niwot, Colorado, Kay Seyler and Norma Loibl of Greeley, Colorado, Sharlyn Hurst of Aurora, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Betty Baker of Cozad and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held (today) Thursday, May 24th, 2012, at 4 p.m., at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. Inurnment will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to The Denver Hospice or donor's choice in her memory.
Condolences may be shared at www.berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.