Gloria Rasmussen

Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 7:17 pm
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Gloria S. Rasmussen, 89, of Davenport, died Feb. 10, 2013.
Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at St. John's United Methodist, Davenport. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial is at noon Friday at Floral Hills Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa.
She was born July 4, 1923, in Wellington, New Zealand. She married Leo L. Rasmussen March 31, 1944, in New Zealand. He died Feb 28, 1991.
Survivors include her children, Bob (Marlene), Ray (Deborah) and Pam (Randy) Lansing; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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