Donna Rasmussen, 85, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Sunday, May 17 at the home of her daughter Laura. Donna was a career long nurse who lived a humble life of service to her family and community. She worked in the hospital setting early in her career, then at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, and then in private medical practices. During and after her career, she worked with the Washington County Health Department’s home health program. She volunteered wherever she was needed, with a lengthy stint with Meals On Wheels, and in different volunteer capacities at Meritus Hospital in Hagerstown. She is preceded in death by her daughter Susan Burlimann, who died in 2005 from multiple myeloma. Donna is survived by son Scott and his wife Mary Ann Kohan of Baltimore; daughter Laura and her husband Tim Humphrey of Hagerstown, their three daughters Caitlin, Kirstin, and Megan, Caitlin’s husband Ryan, and their son Max; son Jeff and his wife Jules of Baltimore, his daughter Haley and son Jack; daughter Julie and her husband Gary of St. Louis, MO, and their sons Kyle and Brandon, and Kyle’s fiancée Kendall; Susan’s husband Erwin Burlimann of Alexandria, VA, their daughter Nicole, and sons Peter and Adam. Due to the pandemic, no memorial service has been planned. To honor her life of service, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.
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