Patricia Marie (Anderson) Rasmuson, Bismarck, passed away July 13, 2017, peacefully in her sleep after struggling with Alzheimer’s for a number of years. Services were held July 22 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with inurnment at a later date.

Pat, as she was known to most, was born May 11, 1940, to Jack and Mary Anderson in Rolla. She was raised and educated in a variety of North Dakota towns and attended Bismarck and Rugby high schools. Pat was united in marriage on Sept. 16, 1961, to Elmer Dean Rasmuson. They were blessed with three children, Dean, David and Paul. She was a devoted wife, mother and elementary school teacher spending over 20 years in the Bismarck Public School system predominantly as a first-grade teacher at Northridge Elementary School.

Pat will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 55 years, E. Dean; her sons, Dean, Houston, and Paul, Las Vegas; her brother, Wayne Anderson, Casa Grande, Ariz.; along with numerous grandchildren, a great-grandson, cousins, friends and colleagues.

Pat was preceded in death by her son, David, who gave her much joy while she blessed this world.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Make a Wish Foundation.

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