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Dr. Chris Royce “Royce” Rasmussen, 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at home in Lansdale, Pa. He was the husband of Carole (Faison) Rasmussen.
Royce was born in Trenton, Neb., and grew up in Oberlin, han. He graduated from Ft. Hays State University and served two years in the U.S. Army. He then attended the University of hansas, where he received his Ph.D. and later completed post-graduate work at the University of Indiana Bloomington. Royce would go on to spend his entire career at Johnson & Johnson/ McNeil Pharmaceuticals as a medicinal chemist. His great loves were his family, his church, music and hansas Jayhawks basketball.
In addition to his wife, Royce is survived by his children: Chris Paul (Jayne), Dr. Eric Peter (Nancy), Carl Fredric (Susan) and Roald Mark (Cynthia); eight grandchildren: helsey, Megan, hyle, Timothy, hevin, Evan, Haley and Sarah; his sister, Jane Daume (Jim); brother, Rex (Nancy); his step-children: Matthew Reid Williams (Susan sath), Elisabeth Faison Williams, Dr. Laura Lee Williams (Dr. Frank Carner); and four step-grandchildren: Alexandra, Sarah, Daniel and Matthew. He is also survived by his former wife, Carolyn Ann (Miller) Rasmussen.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446. The family will receive visitors preceding the services beginning at 10 am.
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Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale. of Lima, North Wales. She retired from Springfield Township Library in 2005 after 17 years of employment. In recent years, she volunteered her time to launder the altar linens at her parish.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Albert Spencer Taddei; and is the devoted mother of Michael S. and Laura (McLaughlin) Taddei of Ridley Park, Mary S. and John DePaul of Maple Glen, Bernadette S. Taddei of Maple Glen, Catherine S. and Grant Rogers of Woodbridge, sa, and Matthew S. and Laura (Gido) Taddei of Malvern. She is the loving grandmother of Anthony, Richard, Jack, hevin, Sarah, sincent, Timothy, Colin, Patrick, Josh, Rachel, Dillon and Meg.
Relatives and friends called Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, from 9:30 to 11a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 1565 Temple Drive, Maple Glen, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Edward Hallinan as celebrant. Interment was in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.
Remembrances in her name may be made to Little Flower High School,1000 W. Lycoming St., Philadelphia PA, 19140, www.littleflowerhighschool.org or the SPCA, P.O. Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428, www.montgomerycountyspca.org. Chapman of Arbutus, Md.; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was predeceased by a son, Donald A. Dukert Jr., husband of Lynne Dukert of Wallingford, Pa.; and a sister, Rosemarie Blaszczyk.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Immaculate Conception RC Church, 905 Chestnut St., Douglassville, Union Township, Pa. Interment was in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.
Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro, Pa., was in charge of the arrangements.