Eunice P. Rasmussen
January 10, 1934 – January 8, 2021
Eunice P. Rasmussen 86, of East Moline, Illinois passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 8, 2021 at Clarissa C. Cook House in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Per Eunice’s wishes, there will be no services. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded, and private burial will be in Rapid City Illinois Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug a loved one, reach out to a friend, or enjoy the beauty that life has to offer. Time waits for no one.
Eunice was born January 10, 1934, in Hillsdale, Illinois, the daughter of Leroy and Bernadine (Rah) Neels. She graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, Illinois. She married Jerome Harper in 1954. She later married David Rasmussen in Blair, Nebraska. They resided in Nebraska until David’s death in 2007. Eunice then returned to East Moline, Illinois.
Eunice loved her flower garden, especially her clematises. She enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and finches in the summertime. But most of all, she loved her dog, Teetto.
Those left to celebrate her life are her brother, Robert Neels of Texas; sons, Lloyd Harper, Dan Harper, and Scott Harper all of East Moline, IL, and Ken (Beth) Harper of O’Fallon, MO; grandchildren: Carlie Elledge, Kyle Harper, Bryant Harper, Kayla Comeaux, and Heather Martin; nine great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her family in Nebraska, stepchildren, Terry (Betty) Rasmussen, Brian (Sandra) Rasmussen, Suzan (Lee) Gass, and Kay (Walter) Jay, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Jerome and David, her brothers, Richard and Ted, and one great-grandchild.