Joann Adelyn Rasmussen

November 9, 1949April 12, 2019

Our "JoJo" passed away peacefully on Friday April 12 with her husband of 51 years Don and their 3 children Lori Snavely, Kristel Petty and Erik Rasmussen by her side.

JoJo was always up for an adventure, loved a good party, had a quirky side that can never be matched, was always there to lend an ear and had the uncanny ability to make people laugh. She enjoyed camping, fishing and she looked forward to the yearly "Sisters trip " to Arizona and Mexico with Janet and Patsy.

JoJo leaves behind her grandchildren Bailey and Kody Snavely, son in law Chad Petty, grand daughters Claire and Kortney and daughter in law Janell Rasmussen, grandchildren Austin, Kaitlyn and Jody as well as many extended family and friends.

JoJo is in heaven with her Heavenly Father whom she dearly loved.

A Graveside Service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Remembrances may be made in to the Madera Rescue Mission, 332 Elm St, Madera, CA 93638; or Huntington Disease Society of America - HDSA, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018


  • Madera Rescue Mission
  • Huntington Disease Society of America


19 April

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lakewood Memorial Park

900 Santa Fe Ave.
Hughson, CA 95326


Joann Adelyn Rasmussen

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Pat Smith

April 17, 2019

Joann was one of my favorite sisters. Of course I said that to my three other sisters also. But she was my baby sister. I was five years old when she was born I loved baby dolls and now at five I had a live dolly to love. Then she started to grow up! I remember placing my dolls and my books neatly on my toy shelf. Every day when I got home from school I would have to pick them up and put them back because Jojo had pulled everything off the shelf. And then when she got a little older, watch out, there she was up in a tree!
As we became adults we became even closer to each other and could confide in each other and speak our minds. We shared most of our kids birthday parties together and spent times together at some car races, playing in snow or just for a good ole ride. . One time we took our bicycles and rode around in Yosemite. I treasure the picture of all of our family standing in Mirror Lake which was completely dry. There in the photo is Jo-Ann with her arms in the air like she is swimming.
Death is so final and my heart feels crushed knowing I’ll never be able to see my sister again here on earth. But I am so grateful that I was born into a family who showed me God’s love and shared with me the way to have eternal life. Joann also asked Jesus Christ to be her personal savior and is now residing with God in heaven.
Janet and I are the only ones left of the Bill Rosewall family. As we think of our family we don’t look down at the graves. We look up to the heavens.
I love you Jo-Jo. Someday soon we’ll be together again.

Terri Callahan

April 17, 2019

So many cherished memories of JoJo. I always admired her strong faith in God. She was a mentor and friend. Our many girl trips were always filled with lots of laughs and many crazy antics. My heart is heavy knowing she is no longer with us, but I also rejoice knowing she's in the arms of God. I know I will some day see that beautiful smile again. ❤️

Tessy Trautman

April 16, 2019

I was truly blessed to have known such a lovely, crazy and spunky person . I'm so grateful for the time we had. I want to say Thank you Don for sharing your JoJo with all of us and are get way Trip's . Jo Jo Loved her FROGS and she totally lived her faith out / Fully Rely on God she shared that with so many, I wouldn't be the person I am today without her. I can't wait to see you again in Heaven.

Daphne Lovelady

April 16, 2019

So many wonderful memories with the best friend a girl could ever have. Jojo was always there for me. She was there for my wedding, the birth of my children, my divorce. We played together cried together and laughed endlessly with eachother and at eachother. My life was enriched because of Joanne. No one could ever replace her and the memories we share. Rest in peace my sweet friend until we meet again. I love you. Daffy