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Happy Mother’s Day Mommy and Oma! We all love you, miss you, and celebrate YOU today. You are as awesome as ever, and our love for you never dies.
P.S. Have fun at the Angel dance tonight!

Mom  Linda Rae Roelle

Linda Roelle (Aug. 2 1942 – Sept. 11, 2012)

Linda Rae (Alexander) Roelle, age 70, died peacefully on Sept. 11, 2012 in Reno, NV. She was born to Lewis Russell and Edith Grace (Krausman) Alexander on August 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL. She was a successful Real Estate Broker, with licenses in IL, MN, and NV. She also worked many years as a Costumer and Seamstress for area school plays, renaissance fairs and professional play houses alike.

Linda is survived by her children, Diana Lynn Rasmussen of Milton, WI, Sandra Marie Roelle of Eagle River, WI, and John Lewis Roelle, of Reno, NV, and her ten grandchildren, and her sisters, Lois Ferguson of Schaumburg, IL, Laraine Scott and husband,

Bill Scott, of Polo, IL, and Lee Anne Walles, of Zion, IL, along with all of their children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lenore Schmidt, and her brothers in law Rich Schmidt and Starr Ferguson.

A memorial has been established in Linda’s name at the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org). Linda did not want a memorial service, she asked that we remember her life. She was a blessing to all she met.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 21, 2012

 

Oma Anna M Rasmussen (Oma)

Anna M. “Marianne” Rasmussen
(February 22, 1936 – January 29, 2012)

Anna M. “Marianne” Rasmussen Age 75 of Monroe, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Pleasant View Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. Marianne was born February 22, 1936 in Wuerzburg, Germany, the Anna M. “Marianne” Rasmussen Age 75 of Monroe, died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Pleasant View Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. Marianne was born February 22, 1936 in Wuerzburg, Germany, the daughter of Heinrich and Elisabeth (Kraus) Bayer. She married LeRoy R. Rasmussen on December 23, 1954 in Wuerzburg. Following their marriage they were stationed in various locations while LeRoy was serving in the U.S. Army, before coming to Monroe in 1973. Marianne was employed at the Swiss Colony for 27 years, working mainly at the Swiss Colony Inn and Seventh Avenue Outlet before retiring in 1992. She was a Past President of the N.C.O. Wives Auxiliary and was a member of the Monroe Noon Optimists for several years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling, and crocheting (making many warm blankets for her family!). Aside from the love of her life (Lee), her children, and grandchildren, she especially loved her dog, Beaker who gave her much joy. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Rasmussen of Monroe; two sons, Robert W. (Diana) Rasmussen of Milton, WI, Richard M. (Jennifer) Rasmussen of Palo Alto, CA; a daughter, Kirsten A. Rasmussen of Kalamazoo, MI; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Christian, Johnna, Timothy, Adam, Peter, and Oliver; her sister, Inge (Earl) Brockman of Monroe; her brother, Kurt Bayer of Germany; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Beaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Adolph, Karl-Heinz, and Franz Bayer. Anna loved her family. She often stated “We’re family-we need to stick together” and that’s what we did. She is the most beautiful woman, inside and out, that we have known.

(source: http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1382211&fh_id=11432)

 

YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD – ONE LITTLE HEARTBEAT AT A TIME

by Stephen Curtis Chapman

You’re up all night with a screaming baby
You run all day at the speed of life
And every day you feel a little bit less
Like the beautiful woman you are

So you fall in bed when you run out of hours
And you wonder if anything worth
Doing got doneMom 2
Well maybe you just don’t know
Or maybe you’ve forgotten

That you you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch
And every smile
Oh you you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time

With every I know you can do itMom3
And every tear that you kiss away
So many little things that seem
To go unnoticed

They’re just like the drops of rain
Over time they become a river

You’re beautiful so beautiful
How you’re changing the world
Yeah you’re changing the world

I believe that you you are
Changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time

 

Mothers

 

(Image sources: elmmonjerebelde.com, Pinterest, my family photos)

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