Loretta (Greta) Rasmussen


Loretta (Greta) Rasmussen, 69, of Bismarck passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN surrounded by her family after a long battle with COVID-19.

Due to COVID19 restrictions and the wishes of the deceased, the family will have a private service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Loretta Vetter was born on November 21, 1951 in Bismarck, ND. She is the daughter of Michael and Mary (Schumacher) Vetter.

She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1969 and she graduated from Mary College with her nursing degree in 1973. She worked for St. Alexius Medical Center as a nurse in the OR for over 30 years before moving over to the same day surgery center where she worked until she retired in December 2016.

On May 28, 1976 she married her husband Roger Rasmussen in Bismarck, ND. Together they had two children and four grandsons with a fifth grandbaby on the way. Greta was the type of person who lit up a room with her smile and twinkling blue eyes. She loved hosting and entertaining and never thought anything of adding another 5 or 20 people to an impromptu dinner. She always put others before herself and was a very caring and loving person. She was easy to talk to, genuine, and made friends wherever she went. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She always said if she knew how much fun being a Grandma was, she would have skipped over the hard part of parenting and went straight to that! Roger and Greta owned a lake cabin they enjoyed every summer. They extended an open invitation to everyone they knew, and it was enjoyed by all. She loved to play cards with her grandsons, family, and friends. Overall, the most important thing to her was her family and friends and she cherished her time with them all. She will be greatly missed!

She is survived by her husband Roger Rasmussen Bismarck, ND, her children Branden (Stephanie) Rasmussen, Bismarck, ND; Krystal (Shane) Schoch, Mandan, ND and her five  grandchildren, Parker Rasmussen (Branden), Braylee, Baylen, Basyl, and grandbaby due end of May (Krystal); her brothers, James (Ardis) Vetter, Fargo, ND, Daniel (Vivian) Vetter, Aberdeen, SD, Clarence (Betty) Vetter, Kindred, ND; sister, Mary Ann (Cy) Votava, Grand Forks, ND; sisters-in-law, Rose Vetter, Fargo, ND, Diane Vetter, Hamilton, MT; her mother-in-law Muriel Rasmussen; her sisters-in-law Sharon (Doug Sorenson) Fargo, ND, Cheryl (Jim) Triska, her brother-in-law Jerry (Chloe) Rasmussen Regan, ND; many nieces, nephews; great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mike and Mary Vetter; her father-in-law Richard Rasmussen; brothers, Msgr. Wendelyn, William and Michael, Jr. Vetter; infant sisters, Pauline and Magdelene and her niece Leicha Schneider.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the North Dakota Community Foundation under the COVID-19 Fund.








So much love, so missed!

~ Love Sheryl and Carson Fleck

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