|James Christian Rasmussen
James Christian Rasmussen
Birth: Thursday, March 31, 1927 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham,
James Christian Rasmussen, 90, of Owings, MD passed away
February 22, 2018. Jim was born March 31, 1927 in Brookland,
Washington, D.C. to Agnes (Christensen) and John C. Rasmussen,
Sr. He attended McKinley Technical High School (1945) in the
District and served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947, overseas at
the close of WWII, earning the WWII Victory Medal. Jim was
employed at the Washington Navy Yard and the Naval Research Lab as a machinist.
Jim married Mary Hince in 1949 and they lived in Landover Hills until moving to Owings. Mary
passed away in 1995, and Jim married Irene Shaffer July 24, 1997. Jim was a member of
Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. He enjoyed gardening,
cooking, and collecting and competitively shooting black powder guns. As a highly skilled
machinist, Jim could craft parts and accessories for vintage firearms. He loved music,
especially opera, and storytelling.
Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Mary and a brother John C. Rasmussen, Jr.
He is survived by his wife Irene, a daughter Debra R. Hyde of Anne Arundel County,
grandchildren Jeffrey A. Hyde and wife Brigitte of Howard County and Bonnie Hyde of
Friends will be received Thursday March 1 from 11 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon at
Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD.
Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery will be private. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral