Clara Ann Pehan Rasmusan, 71, passed away August 26, 2015, with family by her side in Glasgow, Montana. Clara was born the third of ten children to Anthony and Leonie Pehan on March 20, 1944, in Opheim, Montana. She attended grade school in Glentana and graduated from Opheim High School in 1962. Soon after she moved to Glasgow and met the love of her life Jerry Rasmusan. They were married on August 17, 1963, in Glentana, MT and together they had four children.
Her most recent employment of 20 years was with Milk River Activity Center as a direct support professional. Prior to this she spent 10 years as an office manager for Valley View Nursing Home. She was the ultimate supporter of her children and grandchildren, traveling countless miles to attend all their sporting events and activities. She had a kind and giving soul and always brought out the best in any gathering. She enjoyed playing cards, shooting darts, bowling, reading, watching the Broncos, and loved her animals. She was a member of the Lady Elk’s, Degree of Honor, and enjoyed participating in weekly bible studies. In May 2011 she was diagnosed with cancer and fought a brave battle for the past four years. She was courageous and never allowed her illness to separate her from the joy of her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents Anthony and Leonie, in-laws Shorty and Rena Rasmusan, brother-in-law Aloie Kimmet, niece Patricia Schiefelbein, niece Melissa Greenhagen, and nephew Joshua Redmon. Survivors include her husband of 52 years Jerry; son JR (Dawna) and children Tasha, Torey (SaraAnn & first great grandson due October 2015), Tyana, son Larry and children Devin and Dillen; Son Terry (Mandy) and children Megan, Deann, Mylee, and Kinsley; and daughter Kerry (Kory) and children Erika, Travis, Jake, Krista, and Nate. Clara is also survived by nine siblings; Shirley Kimmet, Mary (Myrel) Fischer, Gene (Deb) Pehan, Jim (Mary) Pehan, Bob Pehan, Cathy (Joe) Hanser, Joe Pehan, Laura (Michael) Borges, Martha (Dave) Redmon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family extends gratitude to the staff at Milk River Activity Center, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, and Valley View for the support and care they provided. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St Raphaels Parish is Glasgow, Montana, at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow. Private family burial will be held in Glentana.