Born in Milwaukee, WI on Jan 26, 1930
Died on Sep 01, 2010 and resided in Oconto Falls, WI
Gloria Rasmussen, 80, Oconto Falls, died Wednesday morning, September 1, 2010 at Sharpe Care, LTD. from complications as a result of Cortical Basal Ganglia Degeneration (CBGD). Gloria was born on January 26, 1930 to Arthur and Ida (Able) Schroeder in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The family then moved to Stiles Junction when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1947 and Oshkosh Business College in 1948. Upon graduation from college she worked for E.A. Moede at Oconto Falls High School as a secretary. In June of 1950 she married Arnold Rasmussen at the First American Lutheran Church in Oconto. Together they farmed the Rasmussen family farm for many years. Arnold preceded her in death in 2001. Gloria worked as a Director of the Senior Center in Oconto Falls for 15 years, retiring in 2001. She was also active in the White Lilyettes HomeMakers Club for 50 years. Gloria was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. She loved growing flowers and for many years collected a vast array of salt & pepper shakers. Gloria is survived by her children Wayne (Carol) Rasmussen of Oconto Falls, Mary Ann Braatz (Jeff Goldberg) of West Bend, Rose Westenberger (Scott Spice) of Green Bay, Julie (Gary) Effenberger of Shawano, and Ruth (John) Thielen of Racine. Grandchildren: Dale Rasmussen, Don Rasmussen, Jason (Christi) Braatz, Jaimie Braatz (Joe Rouse), Eric, Rachel and Kyle (Sara Niederfeld) Westenberger, Josh Effenberger (Heather Berg), Elliott and Ian Maynard. Great grandchildren: Alyshia and Megan Rasmussen, Emma Effenberger and Alexis Rouse. She is further survived by one brother, Bradley Schroeder. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her son David, her step mother Ruth Schroeder and son-in-law Mark Braatz. Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls after 12 noon Saturday, September 4, 2010 until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday at the church with Pastor Larry Bong officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) is serving the family. The Rasmussen family would like to thank the nurses and staffs of Sharpe Care and Unity Hospice for their care and concern shown Gloria during their time together.
Church Service: Saturday Sep 4, 2010, 2:00 pm Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church
Visitation: Saturday Sep 4, 2010, after 12 noon Saturday until time of service at Grace Lutheran Church
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