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Mavis Ann Geraldine Rasmussen

October 5, 1925 — August 21, 2019

Mavis Ann Geraldine Rasmussen

Mavis Ann Geraldine Rasmussen, 93, of Forest City Iowa, passed away Wednesday August 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa Iowa.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City Iowa, with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating.

Inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery, also in Forest City, following the church services.

Mavis Ann was born October 5th, 1925, to Archie and Etta Anderson in Albert Lea, MN. Mavis graduates from Rake High School and continued her education by studying business and graduating in Albert Lea MN.

On March 15, 1947, in a ceremony at Liberty Lutheran Church in Rake, Iowa, Mavis married Warren Rasmussen. From this marriage they had three sons.

Mavis Ann was an active member of her church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, since 1967. She loved being of service to her community and cherished the fellowship the congregation provided. She especially enjoyed her circle. She worked as a dedicated bill clerk at City Hall for Forest City, Iowa from 1970 and retired after more than 25 years in 1997.

Mavis Ann enjoyed many things, one of her most beloved being baking. She had fond memories of baking with her mother and sister Elaine. She shared that love anytime she could with her family, friends, and anyone who knew of her famous brownies. She treasured her family most of all and rejoiced in any opportunity to show her love and affection unconditionally. That love has spread to so many that will miss her dearly.

Mavis Ann is survived by her children Steven (Sheila) Rasmussen of Hedrick, IA. David (Joyce) Rasmussen of Jefferson, IA. And Gary Rasmussen of Casey, IA. Grandchildren; Melissa Dulay, Season Ford, Christina Hallen, Randi Jo (Chris) Russi, Phillip Rasmussen, Carissa Jacobson, Phillip Rasmussen, Sarah Gomez, Carrie Gomez, Dustin Rasmussen, Jessica Phippen, Shawna Rasmussen, Nicholas Rasmussen, Brian Rasmussen, Hayden Rasmussen, Nicole Rasmussen, and Hunter Rasmussen. Great Grandchildren; Mason, Jack, Kylie, Morgan, LauraLea, Ian, Garrett, Max, Ely, Charlie, Finny, Liam, Kinsley, Sydney and Baby Russi due in February 2020. Sisters in law; Joyce Anderson and Beverly Anderson; also a number of nieces and nephews.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Etta Anderson, husband, Warren Rasmussen, brothers, Carlisle Anderson, Dale Anderson, Ronald Anderson and sisters Elaine Nerdig, and Baby Beverly Anderson; brother in law, Dale Nerdig and sister in law, LaRene Anderson.
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