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Wayne Rasmussen (#47373091)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo "I walk through a damp graveyard hoping that there will be a headstone for the stranger I am looking for. I am on a mission to photograph the marker at the request of a stranger in search for his or her kindred dead. Why? Perhaps this stranger is the one who in paying forward what I have done will touch the stranger who will fill my request for help in finding my kindred dead. And I do it because I know it is important to someone else who may never have a chance to travel here to see for his or herself." (Borrowed)

I grew up in Waterloo, IA and graduated from East High in 1956. My Sorensen, Jensen and Rasmussen Danish ancestors settled in the area in the 1890's. Currently I'm trying to complete some family genealogy for as many ancestors as possible.

There are also Wetzsteins, Strandemos, Halvorsons, Marlings and Melicks in our family trees from Iowa, Minnesota & Illinois mostly.(Danes, Norwegians and Germans )The Marlings and Melicks can be traced back to the 1700's in the eastern U.S.

Any help with these family branches will be greatly appreciated. Also , please send corrections for any errors noted or requests for removal/transfers. To add a bio please request a transfer. To transfer an entry to yourself please click the 'suggest a correction' item above the memorial when viewing the person you would like to have transferred.

The flowers I add are mostly photos of Marilyn's blooms from our yard.

Evergreen Memorial project is complete(5,277) on Aug 18,2013. As of Nov 2012 I no longer edge the stones, just remove enough of the growth and leaves to read the names and dates. Bios are added for deaths after 2002.

New addition of St Mary's in N St Paul has been completed during our mild Dec weather of 2011.
(640 entries)

Lakeview (adjacent to Evergreen in Mahtomedi)(2100+)99% completed June 3, 2012.

I will no longer randomly search cemeteries that refuse to provide locations to Findagrave members. Locations must be provided by the requestor. This now includes Forest Lawn in Maplewood and likely St Johns in Little Canada. Please call or visit the cemetery office to get a location.

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Melissa Cox
RE: Transfer
Hello, Wayne!

Her Find A Grave Memorial is #136307312. I hope that is what you needed.

Thanks,

Melissa
Added by Melissa Cox on Oct 08, 2014 11:45 PM
Melissa Cox
Mary Ann Henseler
I noticed you added my grandmother's information to Find a Grave in September. I was wondering if you could transfer responsibility of her information to me.

Thank you,

Melissa Cox
Added by Melissa Cox on Oct 08, 2014 12:41 PM
laura carlson
Andrew Valitchka
Hello- I see that you added the photos of the grave of Andrew Valitchka (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74977801) I was wondering what if anything you know about this man- He is a relative of mine and I have little to no information on him.

Thank you!
Added by laura carlson on Aug 05, 2014 2:27 PM
Franklin Family History
Jens Christian Jensen #25412374
Hello Wayne,

I noticed you are managing this memorial.

His son Melvin is in a remote part of my tree and he left a wife and 2 sons (2010 obituary)

I have located the1963 death record of Melvin's mother-in-law (Clackamas, Oregon), but thus far no burial/cemetery record.

But I have extensive documentation on the rest of her story.

Here's her husband's memorial #84678952 which you may find helpful.





Added by Franklin Family History on Jul 28, 2014 1:25 AM
Suzy
Harry Kline
Thank you for updating his parents for me!
Added by Suzy on Jun 19, 2014 8:23 PM
Valice Raffi
the Kuehn's
Thank you for adding the link and other information!
Added by Valice Raffi on May 31, 2014 5:47 PM
J Fearing
RE: woodrow rutherford
Will do, thank you, Julie
Added by J Fearing on May 30, 2014 7:11 AM
J Fearing
woodrow rutherford
Hi,
My name is Julie and I am trying to get my grandmothers family info entered as much as I know. Woodrow, was her brother. Could you add his parents to his memorial page so that her siblings get updated? Their numbers are 124554805 for David, his father and 124555163 for Eliza, his mother. Thank you.
Added by J Fearing on May 29, 2014 8:34 PM
Joe B.
Richard
Sorry, I don't, was just looking thru some memorials and they appeared similar.
JoeB
Added by Joe B. on May 16, 2014 1:55 PM
Bucky Hydal
CLYDE OREN TRIPLETT, JR
Wayne,

I'm not rue if I was remiss in thanking you for the photos of Cyde's marker (#97966371). If so, I apologize.

Thank you!

Bucky
Added by Bucky Hydal on May 14, 2014 11:34 AM
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