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Gayle E. Rasmussen, 65

Gayle E. Rasmussen, age 65, of River Falls, Wis., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 21, surrounded by family.

Gayle was born April 8, 1948, in River Falls Wis. She is the daughter of John Lyman Groom and Audrey Eileen (McCleary) Groom. She married Larry B. Rasmussen, on Jan. 28, 1972, at United Methodist Church, River Falls. They were married almost 42 years.

Gayle's love was her family. She loved to crochet, knit, crossstitch and she was an excellent seamstress. She was very fortunate to spend the last two weeks with her newborn grandson "Sully".

Gayle is survived by her husband Larry of River Falls, daughter Stacie (Tony) Nelson of River Falls, one grandchild; Sullivan Nelson, brothers; Ed (Linda) Groom of Hastings, and Brad Groom of St. Paul Park; and many other relatives.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents.

Services for Gayle will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at United Methodist Church, River Falls, with Pastor Steve Kaehr officiating. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date.

Cashman Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.