THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jerome D. Rasner
Issue Date: June 24, 2020
Jerome Donald "Jerry" Rasner, 71, of Wallace, Mi., passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at home, after a long illness.
Born Aug. 4, 1948 in Menominee, Mi., to the late Kenneth and Vivian (Erickson) Rasner, he graduated from Stephenson High School in 1966 and left the family farm to pursue a job in the banking industry. On Nov. 4, 1967, he married Ann Rivard in Milwaukee. He moved his family back to Wallace in 1977 and returned to the family farm. In 1982 he entered the financial planning industry and worked for IDS and Ameriprise Financial and for many years he was the Field Vice President of the U.P. and part of Wisconsin.
A member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Wallace, he took pride in being active in any way he could.
He loved golfing, deer and bear hunting, being with friends at the Oh SH Camp and enjoyed many winters with his wife at their Condo in Arizona.
He loved life on the river, time with his family, was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed attending games courtesy of his wife's season tickets. He made everyone he knew feel important.
He is survived by his wife, Ann of Wallace; two sons, Mark (Brenda) Rasner of Fond Du Lac, Mike (Annie) Rasner of Wallace and DJ (Amanda) Rasner of Crystal Falls, Mi.; a step-son, Patrick (Carolyn) Hayes of Elm Grove; 11 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois (Fred) Pfitzer and Peggy Tafelski; five brothers-in-law, David (Lynette) Rivard, Paul (Rosemary) Rivard, Bill (Maryann) Rivard, Glen (Christine) Rivard and Clarence Pelkey and special friends, Darrell Erickson, Dick Freis and all the members of OH SH Camp.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth "Sonny" and Marlin; a sister, Nancy Rasner and a sister-in-law, Janet Pelkey.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on the grounds of Advanced Blending Solutions (ABS) in Wallace from 11 a.m. until time of a funeral precession at 2 p.m. They then left from ABS going through the Greenwoods area and ending at the Mellen Township Cemetery for a graveside service between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., with Pastor Brenda Greenwald officiating.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, his family used social distancing for the safety of those attending. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home of Stephenson assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com A memorial fund was established and acts of kindness or sympathy can be directed to Ann Rasner.