Joyce Elaine Rasmussen
1925 - 2020

Joyce E. (nee:Danek) Rasmussen

1925 - 2020

RACINE- Joyce Elaine Rasmussen, 94, passed away at Ridgewood Care Center on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Joyce was born in Racine to the late George and Norma (nee: Klenz) Danek on November 6, 1925.

She graduated from Washington Park High School in 1944, and went on to receive a degree in fashion design at the Hade School in Milwaukee. Her career took a different path when she met Raymond F. Rasmussen. They were united in marriage on September 9, 1950 at First United Methodist Church in Racine.

Joyce was a secretary at Modine before having children. Then working at Walker Forge after the children were grown. Later, she was the secretary at Ray Rasmussen Plumbing until they retired and moved to their cottage on Poygan Lake. Joyce also became a part time real estate broker in Appleton. Joyce enjoyed art, playing contract bridge, and entertaining family and friends at their cottage.

She is survived by her children, Terri (Scott) Politowski and Brad (Linda) Rasmussen; grandchildren, Daniel and David Bukacek, Jacqui Presser, and Nathan Rasmussen; great grandchildren, Jackson, Avery, Nate Junior, and Kent.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Raymond; brother, George D. Danek; and sister, Helen M. Niebur.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the loving care she received from Moments Hospice and Ridgewood Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Joyce in a special way may direct donations to: Food Pantry HCLC, 2000 W 6th St, Racine, WI 53405.

Public visitation will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Memorial service to follow, with Pastor George Kafer officiating.

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Published by Racine Journal Times on Nov. 15, 2020.
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