Frank Morris Rasmussen, 87, died on Wednesday March 23, 2022.
He was born in Modesto, California on September 21, 1934 to Evelyn and Elmer Rasmussen. Following the death of his father in 1941, he and his mother relocated to Illinois, where he finished out his secondary education. Frank received a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) in 1957, and graduated from Harvard University Law School in 1960. Following law school Frank joined the Cleveland law firm Squire, Sanders and Dempsey where he practiced law until retirement.
Frank married Carolyn Humbert in August of 1959; the two eventually settling in Chagrin Falls, Ohio where they raised their three children: Katy, Jamie and Pete.
While law was Frank s passion, he also enjoyed participating in community organizations: serving as president for Great Decisions of Wayne County, as a board member of Chagrin Falls Park Association, and was the founder of the Damariscotta River Association (Damariscotta, Maine). Frank also loved the western United States. He enjoyed visiting historical, and some times little known sites, falling in love with Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he and Carolyn spent some of their retirement years.
Frank is survived by his three children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and dear friend Diana Day.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carolyn.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 6, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster. The Reverend David Rice will lead the service. Private family interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chagrin Falls.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 6, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster
Pastor Jamie & family. We are praying for you all during the loss of your dad. May God comfort you through the love of others that surround you during this difficult time. We continue to remember you and all that you did for our family at Fellowship. May the memory of your dad sustain you for years to come.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dad and Grandpa. He and Carolyn were a special couple who were some of the kindest people I worked with. I enjoyed visiting them every December to deliver my calendar. They always asked me to come in and chat. Heaven has gained another angel.
Jamie & family,
So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May God comfort you and family during this time of loss. Your dad sure did leave one AMAZING son on this earth to bless us here in Scottsdale. Much love and prayers.
We are sad to hear of Frank’s passing. We were members of First Presbyterian Church and part of the Bible Study group on Tuesday mornings that Carolyn and Frank attended. We remember Frank as friendly, always sharing a smile, kind, intelligent with a quick mind that you could almost see working constantly. He was such a gentle care-giver with Carolyn. Thinking of you all in your loss.
Dear Pastor Jamie & Family~
We are so sorry to hear word of your father’s death. We have enjoyed listening to your wonderfully intimate stories about your relationship with him. May God grant him peace and surround all of you with the love and peace of the Lord that comforts you during this time.
In Deepest Sympathy,
David & Trudy Behrendsen
of Scottsdale Bible Church
The good Lord will see you through these difficult times.You cam be assured of that. My prayers are with the entire family and friends. SBC is definitely behind their Sr. Pastor and family. J