James Christian Rasmussen, 90

February 25, 2018

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 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 Montgomery County.

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.