Ann Marie Rasmussen, of Antigo, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. She was 79 years old. She was born on March 14, 1936 in Birnamwood, a daughter of Arnold and Edna (Matson) Diestler. She married Robert Rasmussen on December 18, 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Birnamwood. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2008.
She graduated from Birnamwood High School in 1954. Mrs. Rasmussen was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Antigo.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, baking and playing cards. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved her dog, Bugsy.
Survivors include two daughters, Colleen (James) Guenther, McDonough, GA and Connie (Patrick) Deau, Rhinelander; two sons, Kenneth Rasmussen, Evansville and Rodney (Karen) Rasmussen, Kenosha; six grandchildren, Eric (Natalie) Guenther, Columbia, SC, Amy (Brad) Miles, Meridian, ID, Michael (fiancé Brenna) Sweeney, Richland Center, Kaitlin Sweeney, Rhinelander, Rebecca Rasmussen, Green Bay, Ryan Rasmussen, Kenosha; step-grandchildren, Hannah and Patrice Deau; great-grandchildren, Madison Guenther and Aiden Miles; sister, Marjorie Toshner, Wausau; two brothers, Richard (Dolores) Diestler, Schofield and Robert (Jeanette) Diestler, Antigo; brother-in-law, Larry Gygax, Waukesha.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Jorgensen and brother, Roger Diestler.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, Antigo with Rev. Wes Jedras officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, Summit Lake. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.