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Dorothy Jeannette Fonda Rasmussen
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1915
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 2008
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA

published Beloit Daily News - October 8, 2008

Dorothy Jeanette (Fonda) Rasmussen, 93, of Beloit, WI died Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Pioneer Court. She was born June 3, 1915 in Turtle Township, Rock County, WI, the daughter of Jay and Alice Rosenthal Fonda. Dorothy was a 1933 graduate of Beloit High School and also attended Beloit Vocational School. She married Robert Rasmussen on November 23, 1938 at the First Baptist Church, Beloit, WI. He predeceased her on June 3, 1994. Dorothy was a resident of Rockton, IL for over 65 years and after her retirement, Dorothy wintered at Fun & Sun, San Benito, TX. Dorothy was employed by Sears and later by Hononegah High School for 23-1/2 years as a secretary to the superintendents, Doc Loomis and Dave Malinsky, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Diaconate, a Bible School Teacher, and Charter Member and First President of the Uniservety Group which was established December 7, 1941, of the First Baptist Church, Beloit, WI where she had been a member since 1931. Dorothy was involved with various committees and church events including W.M.S., Green Lake Women's House Party, and Camp Tamarack's Young at Heart Camp. She was a delegate at two of the Baptist World Alliance's; one in Cleveland, OH in 1950 and Stockholm, Sweden in 1975. Dorothy was also a member of the Rockton Women's Club and the Roscoe Chapter #641 Order of the Eastern Star where she was honored for 50 years of service in 1995. She was the Girl Scout Leader of Rockton's Troop #84 for many years. Dorothy loved to travel. Her travels included Europe, Mexico, North Africa, South America, and many of the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. She was an excellent cook and baker, had perfect penmanship even into her nineties, and was a meticulous bookkeeper. Survivors include her two daughters, Karen (John) Wilcox of Egg Harbor, WI and Ruth (Ron) Diderich of Livingston, TX; four grandchildren, Ann (Chris) Hankins, Sara (Braxton) Neiman, Greg Diderich, and Rebecca Diderich; four great grandchildren, Clare and Addie Hankins, Braxton and Greta Neiman; sister, June Sorenson; sisters-in-law, Lois Schmidley and Maxine Rasmussen; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Harold (Blanche) Anderson, sister, Marion (Arlo "Mac") McNary, brothers-in-law, Roy Soderberg, Howard Rasmussen, and Harold Schmidley. The family wishes to give a special thank you for the excellent care given by the staff of Pioneer Court and also to the Beloit Regional Hospice and Home Health Companions. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2008 in First Baptist Church, 617 Public Avenue, Beloit, WI with Reverend Gene Van Galder officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in the church. Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Assoc. Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI assisted the family with arrangements. Memorials may be given in her name to the First Baptist Church.

Eastlawn Cemetery
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Oct 09, 2008
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Dorothy Jeannette <i>Fonda</i> Rasmussen
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