|James R. Rasmussen|
|August 19, 1940 - July 21, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday July 25, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Monday July 26, 2010 at 2810 5th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Vigil Service: 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 25, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday July 26, 2010 at Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island, Ill. |
|James R. Rasmussen, 69, of Rock Island, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.|
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment will be at the Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island or to Alleman High School.
Jim was born on August 19, 1940 in Rock Island, a son of James V. and Bernadine Vaughn Rasmussen.
He worked 22 years as a customer service representative at the John Deere Parts Distribution Center, Milan and previously worked 17 years for Amitek.
Jim was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, where he was a trustee, Eucharistic minister, assisted with the food pantry and served in many other capacities. He enjoyed his volunteer work at Sacred Heart and Alleman High School. Jim also enjoyed reading and sporting events and was a Dodger’s fan.
Survivors include his brothers and sister (and spouses), Robert J. (Genevieve) Rasmussen, Silvis, Linda K. (Dean) Long, East Moline, Thomas W. (Luci) Rasmussen, Silvis and Richard O. (Anne) Rasmussen, Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Teresa Long.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Dick and Anne,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- Kevin and Lynn Hatfield
Dear Rasmussen Family,
We know will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The S. Riley family
-- Theresa, Steve, Ryan and Erin Riley
I was shocked and deeply saddened to see the dear face of Jim in the paper today. I went to high school and graduated with him from Alleman. My husband Larry knew Jim from first grade thru Alleman. I know,if Jim were here and I said he was a "real sweetheart", I would embarass him, but he did truly have a REAL sweet heart. He was one of those rare people who gave and gave and wanted nothing in return. Each time I was blessed to run into Jim, I felt our friendship started right at the same point we left it at our last meeting. I was blessed in knowing him and I will truly miss him.
-- Bonnie Keefe Thompson
We were so saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jim. He was such an enthusiastic classmate at Alleman, a true gentleman, and a wonderful, kind role model for all. He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol and Jim Loula
-- Carol Loula
I'm sorry for your loss. I remember James very well from our many years of schooling. What a dear man.
-- Kathie Johnson Murtey
I just wanted you to know we are thinking about your family during this hard time.
-- Mr. Dan Litterst & family
Dear family, Jim was one of a kind and is caring for his family and church was an inspiration to us all. I have so many childhood memories of your family and think of them often. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Your Cousin, Krissy
-- Kristine (Strupp) Anthony
To Jim's Dearest Family,
I can't tell you how much Jim will be missed at his church, Sacred Heart Rock Island, that he loved so much. He's a pillar of our family at Sacred Heart and will never be able to be replaced. A true disciple of Christ in every way. Blessings upon Jim's family in their time of sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you as you lay Jim to rest. Suzie and Dan Budde
-- Suzie and Dan Budde
To the Rasmussen family,
It is very hard to imagine Sacred Heart Parish and Alleman High School without the presence of Jim Rasmussen. He was very devoted to both places and will be sorely missed.
Our prayers and sympathy to you all.
He is being remembered in the prayers of the BVM Sisters here at Mt. Carmel.
Sister Mary Paulina, BVM
Sister Mary Catherina, BVM
Jim was an amazing man and will truly be missed. He touched the hearts and lives of many and was good to everyone. I look at Jim as a role model of a perfect way to live life. He was kind, caring, giving, loving, selfless, respectful, gracious and dedicated to Christ. I hope we all find comfort knowing Jim is in heaven and I will always cherish the memories and relationship I had with him. Bless the family and friends for our loss. Love John Dobbins and Family
-- John Dobbins