Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DPS Receives Memorial From Margaret Rasmussen Family

Dean and Dale Rasmussen, both proud graduates of Dorchester, recently presented an $800 check to the Dorchester Public School Board of Education.  

The money was given in memory of their mother, Margaret Rasmussen, who was a fourth grade teacher at Dorchester for more than three decades.  

The money will go towards purchasing books for the classroom and library.  The books will be especially geared toward Nebraska history, which Margaret was so fond of teaching.  

Many area parents and grandparents were students of Mrs. Rasmussen and will remember the Nebraska history classes she taught.  With this gift, their children and grandchildren will experience the love of reading about the pioneers who built our great state. 

Rasmussen, who celebrated her 100th birthday in August 2015 at an open house in Dorchester, passed away in August, one day short of her 101st birthday.  

Her first year with Dorchester Schools was 1961.  She retired in May 1993, closing the books on a 52-year teaching career.

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