Rune Rasmussen

Memorial services for Rune Johan Rasmussen, 50, Lawrence, KS will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.  Private inurnment will be at a later date.  He died on Monday, October 29, 2012 in Lawrence, KS.

He was born on November 17, 1961 in Bodø, Norway, the son of Johan and Marianne Moen Rasmussen. He had lived in Lawrence since 2000, after moving here from Wichita, KS.

Rune was a 1984 graduate of the Scandinavian Academy of Aeronautics in Gothenburg, Sweden. He also had a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Wichita State University in 1987.

He was employed as a Certified Database Architect for Adknowledge, Inc. in Kansas City, MO.  He had also formerly worked as a consultant, database administrator and programmer for Oracle Corporation, Brite Voice Systems, and NCR/AT&T/Lucent.

He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

Rune was married to Molly Lewis Rodgers in December 2003.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, Nicole Brundage, of Wichita, KS, Kristina Rasmussen, Emma Rodgers, and Lorel Rodgers, all of the home; two sons, Nikolas Rasmussen and Jack Rasmussen, both of the home; his parents, Johan & Marianne Rasmussen, of  Bodø, Norway; a brother, Tom Rasmussen, of Bodø, Norway, a sister, Marith Rasmussen, of Bodø, Norway, and a granddaughter, KayLynn Brundage.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lynette Lou Vick Rasmussen in October 2001.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to the Educational Fund for the Children of Rune & Molly Rasmussen and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family will greet friends at the church following the memorial service.


12 Condolences

  1. Ed West on November 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

    On behalf of the Free State High School staff, please accept my condolences toward the family. May Kristina and Lorel feel the love and support of our students and staff. Sincerely, Ed West

  2. Nancy and Dan Ward on November 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Wish we could be there, but are sending love and healing thoughts out to you all.
    Much love, Nancy, Dan, Autumn and Gretchen

  3. John and Jennifer Yocum on November 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    So sorry to here of your loss. Our prayers are with you all!! John and Jen

  4. Joyce Lasseter on November 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care & God bless. Joyce

  5. Beth Welsh on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Words cannot even describe how sorry we are for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Beth & Evan Welsh

  6. Missy Novotny on November 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my prayers. Missy

  7. Marsha and Jeff Sebek on November 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Our hearts are with you. May the love of those around you give you comfort and help you through the days ahead.
    Our love and prayers, Marsha,Jeff, Matt, Noah, Zach and Jason

  8. Cami Santee on November 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Praying for your family!
    – The Santee’s

  9. Liz Taber on November 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Molly, I can not tell you how sorry I am to hear about your loss. Praying God gives you comfort during this horrible time. Prayers for you and your family.

    Liz Taber

  10. Kimberly and Billy Williams on November 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Love and prayers are continually being sent your way. Please ring if you need anything. Sincerely, Kimberly and Billy

  11. Rafael Ordonez on February 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I doubt anybody could ask for a better college roommate, a better best man, or a better friend. I am sure it is hard to lose such a beautiful presence in your life. I am sorry for your loss.

  12. Erin Bates Shirley on April 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    So surprised to come accross this online. Rune was good to me and I enjoyed my time working for him, Kristina, and Nikolas after Lynette passed. He was a great dad to those kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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