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Irene Rasmussen

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Rasmussen, Irene

Irene Frances Rasmussen (May 31, 1921 - July 25, 2017)

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Pittsville, with Rev. Joseph Valentine officiating. Burial will take place in Babcock Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday at Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home with a rosary service at 7:00 pm. There will also be a visitation from 9:30 am on Saturday until service time at St. Joachim's Catholic Church.

Irene was born to William Claude Peaslee & Anna Maria Peaslee (Gotz) in Dexterville, Wisconsin on May 31, 1921.

She lived in Dexterville and attended Dexterville School, then Hemlock Creek School, then Cranmoor State Graded School and 8th grade was at 2 Mile School in Wisconsin Rapids. She attended Pittsville High School and then Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids where she worked for Dr. Barnett for room and board. Irene graduated in 1941 from Lincoln High School.

Irene married her best friend, Everett (Whitey) Rasmussen in April 1942. After traveling around for work they finally made their home at 7282 Hwy 54, Wisconsin Rapids. Irene is survived by her sons, David (Ann) of Stratford, Michael (Judy) of Spokane, Washington, Rodney (Roxane) of Wisconsin Rapids, Mark (Shirley) of Wisconsin Rapids, daughters Faye Weiss of North Dakota, and Jayne (Don) Sojka of Pittsville.

Grandchildren: Debra, Ken, Nancy, Amanda, Tim, Michelle (deceased), Carrie, Roberta, Dustin, Anna, Eric, Mark, Scott, Pam, Josh, Shianne, and Everett.

Great-Grandchildren: Tory & Tyler Nanstad, Brennan, Taylona (deceased) and Aeden Arendt, Mackenzie, and Mick Rasmussen, Avery and Jon Brandenburg, also Apollo Bateman, Trinten & Corbin Rasmussen, Carley and Jackson Weiss, Gage Weiss, Lucas & Gavin & Jayce Verhulst, Aiden and Aubree Sojka and a GREAT number of nieces and nephews, plus dear friends.

Irene was predeceased by her husband, Everett, her mom and dad and she was the last remaining daughter of a family of 13 with the exception of a niece (Vera) whom was raised with her. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter Michelle Rasmussen and great-granddaughter Taylona Arndt.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on July 27, 2017
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