Marjorie J. Rasmussen

MANISTIQUE – Marjorie J. Rasmussen, 83, of Manistique, Mich., died Nov. 2, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Dayton, Ky, the daughter of Frank and Erma (Laughhead) Eburg. She attended schools in Dayton and was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Dayton High School.

During the Korean Conflict, Margie served in the U.S. Air Force seeing duty in Washington, D.C. She worked in public relations for the Air Force, recruiting women to serve. She was selected and photographed as a model for the U.S. Armed Forces, representing the U.S. Air Force.

On June 26, 1954, the former Marjorie J. Eburg married George W. Rasmussen in Washington, D.C. They made their home and raised their family in Manistique. George preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2011.

Upon moving to Manistique, Margie was employed at the First National Bank of Manistique as Fred Hahne’s secretary.

She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer-Presbyterian of Manistique where she had served as a deacon and was also a member of the Ida Chapter 54, O.E.S. of Manistique. She enjoyed being a homemaker, baking and cooking, sewing, and raising her family. She also enjoyed reading, shopping, and caring for her cats. She was an avid Detroit Tiger and Green Bay Packer (Brett Farve) fan.

Margie is survived by her children, Wendy Castro of Jacksonville, Fla., John (Blanche) Rasmussen of Manistique, Lisa (Scott) Mallory of Levering, Mich., and Jim (Pam) Rasmussen of Gaylord; grandchildren, Ashlynn (Michael) Crichton, Alexa Rasmussen, Logan Rasmussen, Mark Hursh and Chasity Hursh; sister, Mildred Dimler of Florence, Ky.; sister-in-law, Mary Rasmussen of Vancouver, Wash.; and three nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Kevin Castro; and her sister, Dorothy Huddleston.

Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. An Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Al Valentine officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Manistique. A luncheon will be served at the Church of the Redeemer-Westminster room following the committal.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Church of the Redeemer-Presbyterian of Manistique or to the Alzheimer’s Association.