William Henry Rasmussen, 72, of Coal Valley, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family.
Bill was born on May 5, 1941, in Moline, the son of William P. and Gladys C. Harris-Miller Rasmussen. He married Catherine Shirts on June 23, 1972, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moline. He later married Jean A. Fredell Johnson on Sept. 23, 1978, in Rock Island.
Bill began working in several Quad-Cities grocery stores stocking shelves. Later, he worked 18 years for Montgomery Elevator as a machine operator, retiring in 1986. Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, sports and was a huge Chicago Bears and New York Yankee fan.
Survivors include wife, Jean Rasmussen, Coal Valley; daughter, Angela (Bruce) Nielsen, Moline; sons, Paul Scott Johnson, East Moline, Kevir (Julie) Donnelly, Galesburg; grandchildren, Holly Sue (Kirk) Goetz, Samantha Jo Nielsen and Jordan Donnelly; great-grandchild, Caden Lamberson; brothers, Aaron (Sherry) Harris, Palm Desert, Calif., and Francis "Pete" (Myrna) Harris, Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patricia Hill and Billy Jane Lipke; and his brothers, Dean W. Harris and Harley Harris.