Erika M. (nee Preu) Rasmussen
March 16, 1928 - February 17, 2014
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Visitation
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 2/27, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Service
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Friday 2/28, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 2/27, 4:00 pm

Erika M. Rasmussen, age 85, of Appleton and formerly of Thiensville, Wisconsin, died on Monday, February 17, 2014 of complications following a stroke. Erika was preceded in death by her husband, L.J. Rasmussen, in 1996, her parents Heinrich and Margaret Preu, and her brothers Hans and Henry Preu. Erika is survived by her five children:…

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Steve and Judy Gyuro left a message on March 4, 2014:

To Erika's Family,
We were very sorry to hear that your mom passed away recently. She was a very accomplished woman and a very nice and fun loving lady. We had the honor of meeting her and your dad back in 1987 when they were the king and queen of France in the Circus Parade. We were the king and queen of England in that parade. We kept in touch via Christmas cards for many years, but lost contact with your mom a few years ago. That was probably when she moved from Thiensville to Appleton. Even though we lost track of her, we never forgot her or your dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Steve and Judy Gyuro

Sharon Specht left a message on February 28, 2014:

To Erika's family, I enjoyed taking care of your mom during her stay at the Heritage. We became good friends and shared alot of feelings with each other. Your mom was a very wise and caring person and I will miss our conversations alot. Sorry I could not attend Erika's funeral but she and all of you have been in my prayers.
Take Care,
Sharon CNA

Lynn Stabler left a message on February 26, 2014:

To Jim and Sue, You have been in my prayers since our MJT found out about the passing of your mother. I know you have many wonderful memories of her. May you find peace through your friends and family at this difficult time. Please remember the Mission Jamaica Team is here to offer support.
We Love you

Jon Bake left a message on February 24, 2014:

To Jim and Sue. Jim, very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I will try and come to the services on Thursday, but in case something comes up, just wanted you to know that Jennifer and I are thinking of you and your family and praying for your Mom.

Diane Preu Chevalier left a message on February 24, 2014:

To Sue, Jim, Kathy, Dan and Amy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, my Aunt Erika. What memories I hold of the times I spent with everyone on our family visits! I wish it had been more often, but it didn't take frequent visits to feel a part of the powerful love your family shared. I wish I could be there, my prayers are with you all.
Love,
Diane

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Linda Findley left a message on February 23, 2014:

Erika was a pip. Smart, sassy, and with that special "spark" that lit up the room and everyone in it.

I met her at the Milwaukee Public Museum and worked with her on many projects, the last one being "Clue Crew". This is a family activity sheet and treasure hunt going throughout the museum. We still reminisce about the meeting where Erika regaled us with the meanings of the initiation rite of the Warramungas in Australia.

She has been and will be deeply missed.

Sincerely, Linda Findley

Don Kargo left a message on February 23, 2014:

I had the chance to meet Erika on the shores of Gilbert Lake in Wisconsin outside of Wild Rose a couple of years ago. I immediately sensed she was a very smart and educated woman. I wish I could have had the opportunity to talk with her more after that visit, but will always remember her energy!

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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