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Catherine M. Rasche, 92, Jasper

Catherine RascheCatherine M. Rasche, 92, of Jasper, died Saturday (January 10) at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born June 12, 1922, in Jasper to Bernard and Elizabeth (Miller) Kluemper. She married Francis Rasche April 24, 1951. He died August 7, 2000.

Catherine worked for Jasper Wood Products for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and the Daughters of Isabella. She loved sewing and quilting.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Johnson and husband Daniel, Jasper; six sons, Albert V. Rasche, Elmer Rasche and wife Joyce, Emil Rasche, Delmar Rasche and wife Donna,and Dave Rasche and wife, Lynn, all of Jasper, and Bernie Rasche and wife Amy, Ireland; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Linus Kluemper, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Sander, two brothers, Ralph and Tony Kluemper, and daughter-in-law, Virlee T. Rasche.

Services at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery mausoleum. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. by the Daughters of Isabella. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

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