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Leota V. Rasmussen

Leota V. Rasmussen

July 21, 2020

Leota (Lee) V. Rasmussen, age 81, of Eau Claire, WI passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She was born August 23, 1938, the daughter of Fritz and Vivian Stang. Leota graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School, class of 1957.

Leota married Glenn Rasmussen November 8, 1959 and they had a daughter, Glenda Lee.  Years later, the marriage dissolved in divorce.  Leota eventually found her life partner in Gene Rice where they traveled in their motor home throughout the country.  Together they spent the winter months in Florida and Arizona and the remainder of the year in Altoona, WI.

In younger years, Lee held sales positions in numerous department stores in the Eau Claire area. She worked in Kalispell Montana for a short period of time. Upon her return to WI, she worked at Maurices in Rice Lake, WI.

Leota was preceded in death by a son; grandson; her parents; sister, Mary Lou Welk, and niece, Jodi Lind.

Leota is survived by her daughter, Glenda Lee; grandsons, Jeremy and Jacob; granddaughter, Nichol; great granddaughter, Corrine; her sister, Florence; aunt, Marian; brother-in-law, Jim Welk; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and even great-great nieces and nephews.   Also survived by her family from love, Robin and Chad Anderson- Brianna, Bryce, Brennan, her Mayo Clinic family and many long-time friends- All of who she loved dearly!

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 with Funeral Service to follow at 7 p.m.; At Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center in Altoona.  Burial will be private, at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Mask will be required upon entry.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 



5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center in Altoona


7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center in Altoona

Florist Information

Brent Douglas - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center by 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 28.


  • Arletta Rud So many good times with Lee over the 65+ years we knew one another...every one full of laughter and reminiscing. Her attitude and love for life was contagious. R.I.P., Lee, and enjoy your angel wings.

    July 24 at 5:41am

  • Lynn Holtze So sorry to hear about Leota. It was always nice visiting with everyone in Eau Claire. I'll send a donation to the Hunger Task Force in La Crosse in her memory per family preferences.

    July 23 at 10:11am

  • Colleen Bradford Dow Lee and Glen &my parents were good friends for many years. My mom and Lee worked at Samuelson together and can still hear them laughing. I am sorry for your loss.

    July 22 at 10:38pm

  • Dave Fishbaugher Bless her sweet little heart. Enjoyed visiting and knowing Lee. Always happy and fun lady. I will miss her. Dave and Bevp

    July 22 at 6:16PM

  • Brenda Mayer Lee was such a great WONDERFUL Lady Iam so glad I got to know her I will Miss her RIP Lee Until We Meet Again

    July 22 at 5:41PM

  • MARY JANE AND MARTY GREEN YES Very Special part of the Mayo Cardiac Rehab Group
    We will Miss Her Smile and Great Attitude

    Took her attitude and Inspiration with Us Forever

    We all Loved Our Lee and our grateful for the years we got to spend with Her.

    July 22 at 3:33PM

  • Tracie Crowley Lee was such a thoughtful and special lady that was loved by many. May she just in peace.

    July 21 at 8:20PM

  • Bob & Sue Heckendorf RIP Lee! It sure was a pleasure getting to know her...wonderful lady!

    July 21 at 5:10PM

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