Michael Rasch Obituary, Death – We are writing to convey our deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. Michael Rasch, who served as President of Centurion in the past. We are keeping everyone in the Rasch family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
On Friday, April 14, services will be place at the L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home in Kenner with visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by a mass at 11:00 AM and a private interment immediately after.
Robert and Margarette Rasch welcomed their son Michael Joseph Rasch into the world on November 7th, 1985 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michael Joseph Rasch passed away on August 31, 2021 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 35 as a direct consequence of sustaining a traumatic brain injury as the result of a cycling accident. Because Michael made the decision to be an organ donor, four different families have been able to receive transplants that have saved their lives; this is a testament to his kind attitude and will continue to be a significant legacy.
He is survived by his only son, Payton; his parents, Robert and Margarette; brothers, Tom, Paul, Bobby, and Jonathan; his sisters, Mary, Christina, Jean, Margie, and Kelly; and many nieces, nephews, and extended aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was the 9th child and the 4th son to be born to Robert William and Margarette Ann Rasch. He was born on November 7, 1985 in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 2005, Michael completed his high school education at Central. As one of the youngest members of the family, he was the object of his parents’, siblings’, and cousins’ doting attention.
He was descended from a family in the Black Hills region that included members of the bands Family Affair and Dust’N’Roxx, all of whom were accomplished musicians. He was also a talented musician, he loved to sing and play guitar, his younger brother Jonathan, commented that he loved music so much and played his guitar all day and night. As children, the two younger brothers were inseparable from one another.
He also loved to cook, loved movies, and wanted to be an actor, he was a hard worker and for years aspired to go to school to become an electrician. He was a joyful, happy young man and although he struggled at times throughout his life, he always had a smile on his face and was willing to give away his food or the clothes off his back to help others because he understood their struggle. Those who were fortunate enough to know and love him will grieve his passing in a profound way. Michael is the one who saves us.