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Donald F. Rasch

Died: Sunday, March 30, 2003
Age: 76
Donald F. Rasch, 76, Twin Lakes, died Sunday, March 30, at the Lakeview Rehab Center, Waterford.

He was born May 16, 1926, in Randall Township, the son of Fred and Augusta Kenis Rasch.

On June 2, 1949, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Wilmot, he married Margaret Linneman.

He had been a lifelong resident of Randall Township.

He worked for 38 years for the Kenosha County Highway Department, retiring May 20, 1988. He was a heavy equipment operator and known for mowing along Kenosha County roads.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Twin Lakes, a former member of the Silver Lakes Sportsmen's Club and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 70. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards and was an avid Wisconsin sports fan.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Patricia Happ, Burlington; two sons, Francis and Michael, Twin Lakes; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle Rasch.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Twin Lakes, with the Rev. Michael Erwin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery. The family received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Twin Lakes. The family suggested memorials to the Twin Lakes Rescue Squad or Randall Township Fire Department.

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