Mary Esther Rasmussen

Mary Esther Rasmussen

January 14, 1943 – March 18, 2023

Mary Esther Rasmussen passed away on March 18, 2023, at the age of 80.

Mary was born on January 14, 1943, to Leo B. Rasmussen M.D and Esther Lillian Rasmussen (Morris).

Mary grew up in Vicksburg, Michigan. Mary graduated from Nazareth Academy High School and Eastern Michigan University with a Master of Arts to teach art.

Mary never married but had a son, Martin Jardon. Mary worked at Summit Polymers in Portage for 15 years. Mary painted thousands of paintings, with some of the paintings in her early years being compared to the work of Picasso and Van Gogh. Mary loved sharing her art with the world, and most of her artwork she gave away.

Mary was active in her church Milwood United Methodist Church and is now reunited with her loved ones in heaven.

When Mary passed, the world lost one of the kindest and most gentle souls.

Mary is survived by her brother Leo Rasmussen and wife Erna, niece Amanda Pratt and her children Elise, Brandon, and Cody, niece Kristina Hoffert, her husband Josh and her children Tylar and Emma, son Martin Jardon, nephew Richard Rasmussen, and many cousins.

Mary is predeceased by her parents Leo and Esther, brother Richard, and other aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. 

Mary will be laid to rest in the Vicksburg Cemetery Mausoleum with her parents Dr. Leo, Esther and Richard Rasmussen. Services for Mary will be held at the Milwood Methodist Church at a later date. 



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