In Memory of

Edward E. Rasch

May 10, 1939 - March 2, 2012
Edward "Ed" Eugene Rasch, son of Frederick and Jessica (Faye) Rasch, was born on May 10, 1939 in Racine, Wisconsin. He attended school in Racine, WI and graduated college from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He entered the United States Army in 1957 where he served four years. On April 28, 1973, Edward was united in marriage to Margaret (Peggy) Sue Fish in Chicago, IL. To this union, a daughter, Margaret was born. Ed and Peggy owned three convenience stores before moving to Panora, Iowa where they owned and operated a grocery store for many years. Following their retirement they briefly owned a few Laundromats near Des Moines, IA. In 2000, Ed and Peggy moved to Cherokee when they purchased the Dairy Queen in both Cherokee and Storm Lake. Ed spent his years as an entrepreneur and enjoyed working. He was still employed at the time of his passing. Ed enjoyed playing golf, searching for golf balls, and planting trees on his acreage. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren. On March 2, 2012, Ed passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cherokee, IA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Jessica Rash. Edward is survived by his wife of 38 years, Peggy; his daughter Margaret Wilson of Carroll; his three grandchildren, Matthew, Zachery and Christian, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Magrey deVega
Honorary Bearer Steve Kulb
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.
"The Old Rugged Cross" "Amazing Grace"
At a later date.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peggy and Margaret,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a good man who always treated me fairly. I learned a lot about hard work from him and I think he helped prepare me to become the man I am today. Although I have not seen any of you or years, please know I think of my time at the store very fondly. My prayers to you both. God Bless! Greg”
- Greg Cole
Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Hi Peggy, so sad ro hear about Ed's passing ... Both of you accepted us with open arms when our family moved to Panora... My condolences to you and Margret... My prayers are with you ”
- Cindy Galvan-Del Angel
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peg, We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that our heartfelt sympathy is with you at this time of great sorrow.
Steve and Mary Jane Lund”
- Mary Jane Lund
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Mrs. Rasch,

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Rasch. While it has been some time since I last saw you, "Peg and Ed" have been a part of my life for as long as I remember. I always enjoiyed our visits to your home in Des Moines. So many good (and funny) memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers... ”
- Erick Osburn
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peggy, Sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family.”
- Mike.Lori.JW and Dustin Thomas
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peggy....I'm so sorry to find that Uncle Ed has passed away. I'm in total shock. You know we loved him as we love you. I just can't tell you enough how sorry I am. As always, love you, Pat”
- Pat Allen Sandrock
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Hi Peggy, shocked to read of Ed's death in the paper today! I will be calling you. much love and sympathy. Gene and Elaine”
- Elaine Lesch
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Cheryle and I are very sad to hear about Ed's passing. I can remember the first time meeting Ed in relation to the Grand Apartments. I could tell right away that Ed was quite a character and who's personality I enjoyed tremendously. We are going to miss all the good conversations with him. He was always making fun of himself by telling me stories of his mishaps. We are going to miss him.
Thinking of you
Kent & Cheryle Wenck”
- Kent W Wenck
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peggy and Margaret,
So sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We wanted you to know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Maggie and Bob Higday
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We were shocked and sorry to hear of Ed's passing. You have our condolences and prayers!
Dave & Lucy Petter
& Wanda (mgr)
Le Mars Dairy Queen ”
- Dave & Lucy Petter
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Peggy, I was SO surprised and saddened to hear of Ed's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him at The Spice Rack. He will truly be missed.”
- Judi Klee
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear about Ed. He was so wonderful to Molly when she worked at the DQ; I was always glad to know he was keeping an eye on her! I know you and your family and many others will miss him very much. All you can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other. Take care.”
- Minda Heidenreich
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