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Shirley Annette Rasmussen


Shirley Annette (Dosch) Rasmussen, 95, of Wauconda, Ill., passed away on May 4, 2020 at Accord Hospice at Wauconda Care.

She was born in Chicago. on June 10, 1924, to Harold and Annette Dosch.

She married Raymond Albert Rasmussen in Chicago on Dec. 15, 1945.

Shirley worked for and retired from the Jewel food store in Crystal Lake, Ill. She loved snowmobiling, gardening, square dancing, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Shirley and Raymond retired to their summer home in Woodruff, where they were both very active in their church and community. Shirley was a Eucharistic minister for the Holy Apostle Church and the Howard Young Hospital in Woodruff. She was also a columnist for the newspaper in town. She and Raymond helped start the Senior Center in Woodruff as well.

In 2000, Shirley and Raymond moved to Elkhorn. When Raymond passed in 2003, Shirley moved to Fox Point in McHenry, Ill., where she lived for 10 years. After having a stroke, she moved to Wauconda Care in Wauconda, Ill., where she lived for four years.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her children: Douglas (Kathleen) Rasmussen, Stephen (Christine) Rasmussen, Linda (Rasmussen) Rueff, and Peter (Cheryl) Rasmussen, brother-in-law Jack Schramm, grandchildren: Patrick, Amy, John, Christopher, Stephanie, Ryan, Jason, Cole, Joseph, and Andrea, and great-grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, Sierra, Chloe, Gracie, Monica, Leah, Riley, Lila, and Jack.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Annette Dosch, her husband Raymond, her sister Glori Schramm, sisters-in-law Doris Drollinger and Janet Heinicke, brothers-in-law Richard Drollinger and Robert Heinicke and her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Rasmussen.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory in McHenry. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Shirley on her tribute wall.



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