Edna Rassler

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Rassler, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Greg Baskerville will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 3 p.m., with the family present from 5-7 p.m.

Burial will take place at Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon.

Mrs. Rassler passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Edna Mae Rassler, the daughter of Charles and Viola Adamire Winebrinner was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Fonda, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Fonda, where she graduated from Fonda High School in 1939.

Edna married Louis Rassler on March 6, 1940, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Ia. They moved to Marathon, Ia. in 1944 where Edna worked at Farmers CO-OP as a bookkeeper for 20 years before retiring in 1982. She moved to Spencer in 1986.

Edna was a member of card clubs, Happy Twelve, Unique Club and Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. She enjoyed entertaining in many different places playing the guitar, banjo, and mandolin, while Louis played the accordion. She was also proud of traveling to every state in the union except Alaska.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis in 1997; two sisters: Betty Layman and Loretta Kenning; and two brothers-in-law, Clyde Layman and Rev. Donald Kenning.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Judy (James) Almquist of Deming, N.M., Connie (Charles) Peters of Eden Prairie, Minn., and David (Barbara) Rassler of Sioux Rapids, Ia.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.