Rasmussen, Rebecca Jean 77

Rebecca “Becky” Jean Rasmussen (Skjei) was born on December 21, 1946, to Olai “Bob” and Blossom Skjei. She died on April 24, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family in Alexandria, MN.
Becky was born in Minneapolis, but she considered Madison, MN, her hometown. In Madison, she grew up, accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior at age 12 while at Bible camp, and later graduated from Madison High School in 1964. Because of the overwhelming kindness, empathy, and selflessness she exuded each day, (something that would continue her entire life) she was voted Homecoming Queen.
After graduation, Becky attended and graduated from University of Minnesota Morris with a degree in Elementary Education. At UMM, she was voted Snow Festival Queen and, most importantly, she met Dennis Rasmussen while there. The two were married in 1968 and moved to Peshtigo, WI where Becky earned her first teaching position in Marinette.
In 1971, Becky and Dennis moved to Little Falls, MN where they welcomed their three children. Jeff was born in 1972, followed by their daughters, Janelle, in 1974, and Heather, in 1978. They moved their family in 1979 to Alexandria where Becky continued her walk with the Lord by serving others for the rest of her life.
While in Alexandria, Becky worked for E. Arthur Brown Company as an Office Manager, a Home Health Aide, a tutor, and a volunteer. Most importantly, she spent her time as an amazing mother to her three kids. Becky again won Queen in 1985 – Best Mom of All Time – as voted on by her children.
Passionate about her faith, Becky and Dennis joined Alexandria Christian Church (later became New Life Christian Church) shortly after their move. Becky loved her time within the church community. She dedicated her time to volunteering with a variety of church activities – Sunday school, choir, Bible studies, AWANA, and helping in any way she could.
Becky will most be remembered by those that knew her as an incredibly kind, selfless person whose smile and positivity lit up any room she walked into. She will be greatly missed.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Blossom (Lindseth) Skjei and her brother Craig Skjei. Becky is survived by her loving husband Dennis, her children, Jeff (Carrie) Rasmussen, Janelle (Fiancée Jake Hoffman) Uecker, Heather (Paul) Fernholz, her grandchildren, Madeline, Emma, Matthew, Anna, Alea, Hailey, Hannah, Katelyn, Albert, Isabelle, Caleb, Brock, Lucas, Macie, and numerous family and friends.
An informal gathering with be held at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake at 1:00 pm with viewing starting at 12:00pm on Saturday April 27, 2024, followed by internment at Howard Lake Cemetery.
A memorial service honoring Becky will be held on Saturday June 15, 2024 (also Dennis and Becky’s Anniversary) at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria, MN at 11:00 am.