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Karen Rasmussen 03/01/2024

Karen A. Rasmussen passed away on March 1, 2024 at Our House Senior Living in River Falls She was born on March 29, 1945. Karen grew up in River Falls. After High School, she attended the MN School of Business. On December 26, 1964, Karen married James Rasmussen, together they raised three children
Karen was a loving wife and mother, always putting her family first. She was beautiful inside and out. Karen was hardworking and very talented. She sewed many beautiful clothes, and really loved making Raggedly Ann and Andy dolls. Karen also gardened, canned, painted, and crocheted, making many beautiful decorations and gifts.
Karen is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Tami Frame (Jim Walen), Mark (Kelly) Rasmussen, and Greg (Laura) Rasmussen; grandchildren, Amanda Frame, Megan (Ben) Hintz, Robby (Nikki) Rasmussen, Clayton Rasmussen (Hannah), Ava and Abby Rasmussen; five great-grandchildren; sister, Diane (Bob) Doheny; and family through love, Linda and Gene Schwenke. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Violet Schmidt; and brother, Kerry Schmidt.
Karen loved animals. Memorials are preferred to the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (PO Box 215 Lake City, MN 55041) or any animal shelter you prefer. A special thank you to Our House Senior Living in River Falls and Adoray Hospice for the wonderful care of Karen.
A Celebration of Karen’s Life was held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI. Visitation was also be on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9:30 – 11 am at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Karen’s service



  • Kathy Knott Posted March 1, 2024 12:19 pm

    Jim, family, and friends,
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I treasure our many memories.
    Peace, love, and comfort, Kathy Knott and family

  • Swede and Kathy Svoboda Posted March 1, 2024 2:02 pm

    Dear sweet, Karen. May you rest in peace. You were the best neighbor. Lots of fond memories. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. You now have your own special angel in heaven to watch over you.

  • Patti Kahut Posted March 1, 2024 6:17 pm

    Jim, I’m so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Still remember how my kids loved her as their baby sitter. She was so sweet & kind. Bless you, Jim, & your family.

  • Daniel L Rasmussen Posted March 2, 2024 2:12 am


  • Joanne Trabue Schultz Posted March 2, 2024 9:03 am

    Jim, Tammy, Mark, Greg and family-oel and I send you our loving thoughts and the best memories of all the years. We were all so lucky to have this wonderful lady in our lives – all the wonderful times we will treasure forever- high school,business school,boyfriends! births of your children and grand and great great! Know you are in our loving thoughts and that Karen is at peace. Love you all.

  • gerald d filkins Posted March 2, 2024 7:28 pm

    Very Sorry 2 Hear Jim, Filky!

  • Becky Earney Posted March 3, 2024 6:37 am

    Sorry to hear this Jim. Thoughts and prayers to you.

  • Donna Driscoll Posted March 3, 2024 2:06 pm

    We love Karen so much, she was always so caring and loving, we will be praying for Jim and the family. Rest in peace sweet Karen.

  • Darren Barriault Posted March 4, 2024 8:42 pm

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss, I’ll keep you all in my thoughts.

  • Ronald Urhammer Posted March 7, 2024 6:42 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    Our prayers are with you, old friend.
    Ron Urhammer

  • Judy Coddington Posted March 7, 2024 4:59 pm

    So sorry for your families loss . She will always be remembered in your hearts forever and ever .

  • William Yingst. Sr. Posted March 10, 2024 8:30 pm

    Jim, you have our deepest sympathy.

  • CAROLYN COPELAND Posted March 13, 2024 1:32 pm

    I will always remember cousin Karen as the sweet girl I knew. So glad she is WHOLE again in heaven. She had a long journey to get there.

  • Karen Weigel Posted April 9, 2024 9:52 pm

    Deepest Sympathy Jim and family. Karen’s beautiful soul will never be forgotten…..🙏Karen and Ron Weigel of Lake City MN

  • Clayton Overmire Posted April 10, 2024 7:12 pm

    My sincere condolences on the loss & passing of Karen. She was a special lady. Sympathys to the Rasmussen family.

  • Leanne and Reggie Sikkink Posted April 12, 2024 4:49 pm

    As Karen and Jim’s neighbors for many years, she was one of the kindest people and we miss her dearly. God bless your family. The picture tribute was wonderful to view and especially as a baby and young girl. She always had that sweet smile and twinkle in her eye!

  • Diane Gerlach Posted April 14, 2024 1:47 am

    I always loved visiting her. Karen was so kind and had the best smile. Mark and Greg are my age. If anyone wants to reconnect, I am on Facebook as Diana Gerlach and IG as @DianaLynn44. Please keep in touch. Your family is in my prayers.

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