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Joyce Ann Rasmussen

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[October 14, 2016]  BLOCKTON, IA - After battling cancer for six months, Joyce Ann Rasmussen went to be with her babies and family in heaven on October 5, 2016.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, October 10, at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home

Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta


After battling cancer for six months, Joyce Ann Rasmussen went to be with her babies and family in heaven on October 5, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016. Burial will follow in the Atlanta Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Joyce Ann Rasmussen, daughter of Eldoris and Mary Greathouse Cremeens, was born May 30, 1952 in Illinois. Joyce grew up in Illinois and she graduated from high school in 1970. Joyce was a stay at home mom and she raised her children until 1986 when she furthered her education as a Certified Nursing Aide and she worked as an aide. In 1987, she met Chris Rasmussen and they married in June of 1991. They lived in Minier, moving on occasion; until moving to Blockton, Iowa, 20 years ago. She enjoyed life in Blockton watching grandchildren, enjoying life, family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Chris Rasmussen of Blockton, IA; two daughters: Susan Howe of Blockton, IA and Amy Howe of Atlanta; Jessica Rasmussen, Kristina Rasmussen, and Katie Rasmussen; grandchildren Kayla Howe, Miranda (Charles) Maxson, Libby Rasmussen, Gerad Naill, and Genna Naill; great-grandchildren Emmett and Ezra; one brother, Dennis (Judy) Cremeens of Deer Creek; two sisters: Eldora Coggins of Fairbury and Sandra (Wally) Shawgo of Mackinaw; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


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She was preceded in death by her parents, Dory and Mary Cremeens; two children Angela & Jason Howe; sister Marilyn Morgan and her husband Donald; and brother-in-law Leslie Coggins;

Joyce liked going to the casino now and then, and taking a drive around town. She enjoyed cooking and reading recipe books. Her love of family included sharing Halloween with them, watching Christmas movies, and Facebook communicating with everyone. Joyce enjoyed taking her dog for walks with her scooter; tending to her flower gardens, and working with older people. Joyce loved family get-togethers and visiting with friends and family.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.

Local arrangements have been entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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