• Melba Rasmussen


    October 26, 2021

    Melba Rasmussen, 82, of Kirkville passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, October 26, 2021 at her home of an on-going illness. Melba was born in Auburn and grew up in Wolcott and New Port Richey Florida. She graduated from East Syracuse High School in 1957. She worked at Kmart in Dewitt for over 20 years. She was predeceased by her husband Wayne Rasmussen in 2007, her grandparents, Howard and Effie Morgenthaler, her parents Leland and Ida Marie Morganthaler, her step-father Dominic Samar, her father and mother-in-law Harry and Leonna Rasmussen and her aunts Alma and Grace and nephew Mark Cummings.. She is survived by her children, Wayne (Cindy) Rasmussen, Cindi (Leland) Stuper II, Eric (Jennifer) Rasmussen, her half brother Ernest Samar, grandchildren Deanne Stuper, Leland Stuper III (Sue), Josh Stuper (Sue), Eric Rasmussen II fiancé Taylor Martyn, Rachel Rasmussen fiancé Rodney Stillwell, great-grandaughters, Adrianna Stuper partner Breanna Nutting, Sierra Stuper, Shawna Stuper. LeAnn Stuper, Leland Stuper IV, Vincent Stuper, nieces Joann Samar, Victoria Samar, Glenda Mogelene, Janice Saben, nephew Robert Cummings  and several great nieces and nephews. Private family services were held at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Contributions in her memory may be made to Wanderers Rest, Sutherland Dr. Canastota, NY 13032 or to a animal shelter of your choice.


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    One of the sweetest persons I have ever met, I am sure Heaven welcomed here with arms wide open. May she rest in peace.