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Jolene Rasing

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Jolene Rasing, age 55 of Elma died Monday January 31, 2011, at the Regional Health Services Hospital in Cresco. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday February 6, 2011, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery, Ionia. Visitation will be held 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday February 5th at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton. Jolene Vera Rasing was born on April 20, 1955, in New Hampton the daughter of Edwin and Anna Marie (Fischbach) Rasing of Ionia. She received her education at St Boniface School, Ionia and New Hampton Community Schools, graduating in 1973. After graduation, she worked as a cook, CMA at the nursing home in Elma, and activity leader at group homes in Decorah and Cresco before health issues placed her on disability. Being a kid at heart, she enjoyed doing various crafts from sewing Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, embroidery, to making quilts. She shared crafting with young friends in her neighborhood. Jolene is survived by three brothers, Bill (Micki) Rasing, Davenport, Ia, Tom (Alice) Rasing, New Hampton, Ia, and Wayne (Margie) Rasing, New Hampton; two sisters, Jan (Orlin) Herfindal, Alamo, Tx, and May Rasing Des Moines; five nephews, Orin (Peggy) Herfindal, Bob Rasing, James Rasing, Andrew Rasing, and Austin Rasing; four nieces, Cathy (Derek Groft) Herfindal, Alaina (Raul) Ramos, Kate (Laion Neves) Rasing-Neves, and Carrie Rasing; three great grand nephews, Landon Ramos, Andres Ramos and Oliver Herfindal. Jo is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister Diane.

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  1. To the family of Jolene, so sorry to here of her death. I worked with Jolene at the Elma Nursing Home years ago when I first became a nurse. She was so helpful and kind to me and supportive. She really really did have a big heart. May God Bless her and her family. Vickey Kobliska

  2. JO, WAS MY BEST FRIEND ALL THE WAY TROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.JO,& I WE GRADULATED FROM NEW HAMPTON COMNITY HIGH SCHOOLON TUESDAY, MAY 22 1973. LOT OF THE CLASS OF 1969 MARRIED THE CLASS OF 1973. JO,& I WERE VERY CLOSE TOGETHER. PLUS JO, HAD ME TO STAY OVER NIGHT WE HAD AN WONDERFUL TIME. I GOT STARED CALLING JOLENE JO IN SCHOOL,PLUS WE CALLED HER THAT ALL THE TIME. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT I WAS TO MARRY HER BROTHER (TOM) WE GOT MARRIED ON JULY 20TH,1974. JO MEANS MORE TO US THAN WORDS CAN BEGIN TO KNOW. WE WELL ALWAYS LOVE JO, SHE DID NOT LEAVE US. SHE IS IN HEAVEN WITH DAD,MOM,DIANE,& JO THEY ALL ARE WACTHING OVER ALL OF US. GOD BLESS YOU JO,& GOD WATCH OVER JO.WITH ALL ARE LOVE ALICE,& TOM RASING ACKTR JO, YOU WELL LIVE ON!

  3. Sorry to hear of your loss. Jolene always had a smile for everyone and was very kindhearted. Your family is in my prayers.

  4. My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Jolene. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29)Jolene will surely be missed by many of those who’s lives she shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you

  5. Dear May, I am so sorry about Jolene’s death, but know that you two sisters had a very special bond. You and Jolene were of the same kind and gentle nature. And I know you will carry her in your heart forever. Peace, Jerri

  6. It is a great loss of A True Friend,a great listner. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. She will be greatly missed by her crafting buddies and her new friend wiskers.I wish her comfort and peace on her new journey.

  7. I’m saddened to hear of the loss of Jolene. I too remember Jolene from our visits to their farm as a kid. I remember the excitement in her voice when she talked about something she enjoyed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Shayne and Dennis

  8. We send our condolences for the loss of Jolene. I remeber visiting with her at the Tillman reunion a few times. She was a very sweet person.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Jolene’s passing. I worked with Jolene for many years in Cresco, she was such a loving person to be around. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  10. To the family of Jolene, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to you. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories close and they will help you get through this most difficult time.

  11. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Jolene’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her close family and friends as they go through this difficult time.

  12. So sorry , I will really miss her,visted with her often and enjoyed visiting with her about bus trips she was on wth us. she will be missed and was a great friend Fran and Jerome Boehmer

  13. I remember the times on the farm hanging around. Lots of cooking and chatting. Thinking about you during your time of loss.. Nancy

  14. Many years ago Jolene rented a room from my grandma. Our family got to know her because of this. Jolene was good to my grandma and I appreciated all she did. God bless her family as they go through this difficult time.

  15. Was surprised and sorry to hear of the loss to your family. A beautiful soul will be laid to rest. Thinking of you during this sad time in your lives. The Rosonke family


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