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Tom C. Rasmussen

April 15, 1941 — February 27, 2021

East Moline

Thomas C. Rasmussen, 79 of East Moline, passed away on February 27, 2021 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 5-7 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. in Moline.  A private funeral service will be on Thursday and will be livestreamed beginning at 11:00 a.m. on his obituary page at  Private burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline.  Memorials may be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline or to Genesis Hospice.  In accordance with restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a face mask and observe social distancing.

Tom was born on April 15, 1941 in Moline the son of Clarence and May Engdale Rasmussen.  He married Carolyn M. Johansen on August 5, 1961 in Erie, Illinois.

Tom was employed as an accountant with Jaydon for 39 years and retired from Vangaurd Distributing in Davenport after 12 years.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline.  He was also a member of Wheel-N-Steppers Square Dance Club, Merry Rounders Round Dance Club and Quad City Society of Model Engineers.  Tom had a great passion for everything railroad.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn.

Daughters, Brenda (Josie) Rasmussen of Lancaster, CA, Diane Archer (David Templeton) of Cedar Rapids, IA.  Sister-in-laws, Cheryl (Stan) Isenberger, Tonya Waldron.  Brother-in-law, Rick Watts.  Grandchildren, Alec and Paige Archer.

Several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Jane and Joyce and sister-in-law, Vickie Watts.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all that cared for Tom from Genesis Hospice.

Memories may be shared online by visiting the tribute wall.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Tom C. Rasmussen, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary, Riverside Cemetery, Moline

6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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