Leo H Rasing

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Leo H. Rasing, age 88, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab surrounded by his family. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON, PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY ONLINE VIA CONWAY-MARKHAM FUNERAL HOME’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Burial will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia, IA. Online condolences for Leo’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to Rita Rasing, 201 E Washington St, New Hampton, IA 50659. Leo Herbert was born August 5, 1932, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Tillman) Rasing in New Hampton. He attended and graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in 1950. After completing his education, Leo worked at Rath Packing Company. He was then drafted into the United States Army where he served at Fort Leonard Wood, MO until his honorable discharge. Upon his return home, he purchased the Rasing family farm. While attending a dance in Lawler, Leo met the love of his life, Rita Jacobs. The couple were united in marriage on April 25, 1956 at Immaculate Conception in North Washington. Leo and Rita welcomed their eight children, Joyce, Karen, Linda, Ken, Jim, Kevin, Melvin, and Bob. Leo made his life on the farm until his retirement which came with the fall harvest of 1994. Throughout the years, Leo taught his family the value of hard work, honesty and integrity. Together, he and Rita were an example of faith and love. He enjoyed playing cards, taking family trips and watching his Western TV shows. Leo and Rita were members of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. Those left to honor Leo’s memory are his wife, Rita of New Hampton; his children, Joyce Rasing of Hugo, MN, Karen (Duane) Schwickerath of Waverly, IA, Linda Woodruff of Rudd, IA, Ken (Shari) Rasing of New Hampton, Jim Rasing of New Hampton, Kevin (Peney) Rasing of Fredericksburg, IA and Bob Rasing of New Hampton; his 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Roger (Kathleen) Rasing of Ankeny, IA; sister, Darlene Carver of Greenwood, IN and numerous nieces and nephews. He was welcomed home by his parents; his son, Melvin; grandson, Travis; son-in-law, Scott Woodruff; his siblings, Edwin (Anna Marie) Rasing, Alverna (Virgil) Schneider, and Father Linus E. Rasing and brother-in-law, Larry Carver.

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  2. Ken – I am so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. May your memories comfort you and please accept my deepest sympathy.

  3. Our Deepest Sympathy to Rita and the Entire Family. I am glad to have had chance to know and care for Leo, he wil be missed. Know that Prayers and Thoughts are with you all during this difficult time of Loss! James & Lyn Bailey

  4. Our sympathy to the Rasing family from the Lynch family. Our families grew up as neighbors And Leo took a lot of the Lynch boys to school in Ionia. Many happy memories. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. Rita and family, May God be with you during this difficult time. Cherish the many memories you have shared with Leo. Comfort and prayers to all.

  6. Roger Rasing’s memories: Took me on a trip to the East Coast for my high school graduation gift. Squirrel hunting on Sunday afternoons. Partners playing many games of 500. Building the barn on the family farm. Fishing at the Wapsi on our farm. Driving us to St Boniface school. Getting us home from school after the Ionia tornado. Helped me get my Rath Packing job and a boarding room in Waterloo. Best Man at Leo and Rita’s wedding.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the family. Dana & Barb Boomgarden Evansdale, Iowa

  8. With our Sympathy from our hearts to all the Rasing Family. Find rest in the Love of Jesus. Gather strength for each other. Remember Life.

  9. With our Sympathy from our hearts to all the Rasing Family. Find rest in the Love of Jesus. Gather strength for each other. Remember Life.

  10. With our Sympathy from our hearts to all the Rasing Family. Find rest in the Love of Jesus. Gather strength for each other. Remember Life.

  11. Ken and The whole Rasing Family, so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. Your all in our thought and prayers. Leo and Bev Dowd.

  12. Rita and your family: My deepest sympathy in the passing of Leo. I remember Leo as kind person who loved to chat a bit about his family. He will be missed as family was very important to Leo. My prayers for all of you.

  13. So sorry for your loss. I can remember when Rita and Leo would come down to Westphalia, KS to see all the cousins. We would play cards and always have family reunions. Going up to see them at their farm and having get togethers their. Again, so sorry for yours loss. Ronnie and Diane Peterson.

  14. Our sincere condolences to the Rasing family during this difficult time. We remember seeing Leo walking by our condo in Cedar Falls every day. If we happened to be out in our garage we always got a friendly hello. Very nice man that I’m sure will be missed.

  15. Remember him and Clarence stopping by every so often when they were in the Army and we lived just west of the church in Westphalia. Remember the the trips to Iowa and seeing the farms up there and riding on some tractors. Wishing the family condolences for them as he was a great man.

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