Janice L. Rasmussen, 83, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Geneseo. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre officiated. A visitation was held prior to services at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services assisted the family with arrangements.
Janice Miller was born on June 28, 1930, in Geneseo, the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Maeltzer) Miller. She graduated valedictorian of Geneseo High School in 1948. Janice married Robert A. Rasmussen on Dec. 31, 1949, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. He survives.
She had worked for many years as advertising manager for Geneseo Republic/Shopper. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was very active belonging to the LWML, Married Couples Club, teaching Sunday school and counseling church youth group for many years. She also was a member of the Geneseo Garden Club and had been a 4-H Leader. She enjoyed gardening, painting, sewing, ceramics, square dancing and line dancing, swimming, boating and water skiing.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Randy (Karen) Rasmussen of Geneseo; Carmen (Steve) Sette of Geneseo and Neal (Nancy) Rasmussen of Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Rasmussen, Brady (Laurie) Rasmussen, Asa (Erin) Anderson, Eric (Sarah) Rasmussen, Laura (Mark) Gromowsky and Rachel (fiance Mark Burghart) Rasmussen; six great grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Nora, Davison, Olivia and Maggie; a sister, Marlene Scott of Prophetstown and a brother, Don (Barb) Miller of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents.