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Adis Rasmussen

April 8, 1933-June 27, 2012

September 23, 2012
Minot Daily News

Adis A. Rasmussen, 79, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Carlisle, Pa.

She was born on Saturday, April 8, 1933, in Northwood, a daughter of the late William P. and Adis E. (Trinterud) Bates and was the widow of Col. Ronald R. Rasmussen, U.S. Army, who died Oct. 1, 1974.

Adis graduated from Larimore High School in Larimore. Upon her marriage in 1952 she moved to Fargo with her husband where he was attending North Dakota State University. Upon his graduation he entered the Army and they went to Fort Benning, Ga. Subsequent assignments took them to Fort Campbell, Ky., Augsburg, West Germany, Fort Bragg, N.C., Booneville, Mo., where Adis remained when her husband went to Korea, Newport, R.I., Fort Benning again while her husband served in Vietnam, Alexandria, Va., where she stayed while her husband served a second tour in Vietnam, Mannhein, West Germany, Carlisle, Pa., El Paso, Texas, and Fort Carson, Colo., where her husband died. She then returned to Carlisle where she lived the rest of her life.

She was a longtime employee with the Bon Ton department store in Carlisle. She was a member of the USAWC Memorial Chapel, where she was a member of the Protestant Women of the Chapel. Adis was also a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle. She was the consummate Army wife, a devoted mother to her four children and a loving friend to the many people she met during her life. Her strong faith was reflected in her work with the War College Chapel and the Bible study class she taught and her many trips to Israel which brought her great joy.

She is survived by: one son, Ronald R. Rasmussen Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Betty Eng and her husband, John, of McDonough, Ga., and Mary Flores and her husband, Elias, of Cedarville, Calif.; six grandchildren, Matthew A. and John A. Rasmussen, John C. Eng, Lydia A. Rasmussen, Elias and Emily Flores; one sister, Nancy Zumbo and her husband, Robert, of Minot; nieces, Lisa Rodgers, Lynda Storer, Lynelle Kolobakken and Laurie Kolobakken; nephew, Steven Kolobakken; and one son-in-law, Gregg Gulden of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.

In addition to her parents and husband, Adis was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Gulden, and her sister, Beverly Koch.

A memorial service was held July 3, 2012, in Carlisle.

Burial will be held at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Janet Hernes Mathistad officiating.

Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, is handling local arrangements.

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