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Eric “ERock” Scott Rasmussen

Eric “ERock” Scott Rasmussen

March 18, 1980 - June 15, 2017     Age: 37

Mr. Eric “ERock” Scott Rasmussen, age 37 of Fernandina Beach passed away on Thursday morning, June 15, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

Born in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of Merle Rasmussen and Patti Farmer Duncan.  Eric came to Fernandina Beach at the age of 14 and attended Fernandina Beach High School. Making the shores of Northeast Florida his home, he has worked as Wait Staff Team Member and Bartender at the Palace, Crabtrap and in Jacksonville at Kickbacks and Mavericks.

Eric was a free spirit and found joy and pleasure in most circumstances.  He always found the silver lining in every cloud.

Eric leaves behind, his mother, Patti Duncan and her husband Doug, Fernandina Beach, FL, his father, Merle Rasmussen and his wife, Judi, Blue Springs, MO, his paternal grandmother, Eleanor Rasmussen, Ocala, FL, his sisters and brothers, Melanie Paten, Murrieta, CA, Ed Paten, Altamont Springs, FL, Kristine Wortham, Fernandina Beach, FL, Joseph Duncan III, Austin, TX, Beth Osterhaven, Ada, MI and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Ida Iverson officiating.  The family will also receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation.org

33 Condolences

  • Red Oak Class of 1969 Posted June 15, 2017 4:25 pm

    Merle,
    The Red Oak Class of 1969 extends its deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Bob and Linda Fula Posted June 15, 2017 4:42 pm

    Merle and Judi, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss, we are so sorry. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • Alexis Lotentson Posted June 15, 2017 4:45 pm

    You will be missed

  • Bob and Linda Fuka Posted June 15, 2017 4:45 pm

    Merle and Judi, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss, we are so sorry. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • Brooke Bramlett Allen Posted June 15, 2017 5:11 pm

    My deepest, most heartfelt condolences for your family. I will never forget the wonderful times we had together. We may have grown apart as friends, but he always has been, and always will be, in my heart.

  • Barbara Mead Posted June 15, 2017 5:32 pm

    Merle and Judi, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot image losing a child. Please know that you and your families are in my prayers.

  • Mike and Vickie Henderson Posted June 15, 2017 5:54 pm

    We will miss his smile and laugh. Our prayers are with all the family and friends

  • Teri D Henke Posted June 15, 2017 6:08 pm

    Merle and Judi & Patti and Doug, Hugh and I (Teri) Henke can not express appropriately how sad we are for your profound loss to you all. I haven’t seen Eric since he was a young young kid but he was a darling boy and I am sure he was a wonderful man. So deeply sorry for the entire family. Take care.

  • Kimberly Olin Posted June 15, 2017 6:11 pm

    What a great guy he was such a pleasant person to be around. He always had us laughing gone but never will be forgotten.

  • David Gano Posted June 15, 2017 6:14 pm

    He was such a great friend. I’ll miss him.

  • Sue Williams Wilkins Posted June 15, 2017 6:57 pm

    Merle,, you and your family are in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jerimiah Coco Posted June 15, 2017 7:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of the few “real” people I knew. He made me laugh every single time I had the pleasure of running into him and I loved it when he sang.

  • Dolores Strum Posted June 15, 2017 7:28 pm

    Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and his siblings and father. I will be praying for you in the days to come. Love you all.

  • Wayne and Cindy Schiemann Posted June 15, 2017 7:33 pm

    Merle, Judi, Eleanor and family We are so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. May his wonderful memories be in your hearts.

  • Sean Austin Posted June 15, 2017 8:32 pm

    E-Rock was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed by all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him. My deepest condolences to his family members.

  • Vince Papi Posted June 15, 2017 9:15 pm

    We cannot imagine what it feels like to lose a child so young. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family in this very trying time. May you remember all the joy Eric brought you in his life.

  • John H Lewis Posted June 15, 2017 11:27 pm

    A true friend gone too soon, you will be missed

  • Lindsi Posted June 16, 2017 12:07 am

    You made me smile everytime we talked! I can’t believe I you are gone. Rest in peace my dear. You will be missed so much and will always be loved. I know you’ve been through so so much…. And I will always remember your strength thank You for all the laughs and you will forever continue to inspire me I love you

  • Nanette A. Autry Posted June 16, 2017 12:56 am

    Patt, I am so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. He was such a great student of musical tbeatre!!! I wish I had kept up with him after high school I will never forget your labor of love as President of the Musical Theatre Parents Association. Eric had a heart of gold, and I will always have fond memories of my first ‘court jester!’ Eric paved the way!!!🎼🎶💜

  • Tina Hatcher Posted June 16, 2017 3:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is truly a loss for all the World. The words to describe him seem to be the same no matter who I’ve spoken with “I only got the chance to hang out with him a few times but he was definitely such a sweetheart and treated me like I had always been there and he knew me for a lifetime. He is someone that will never leave your heart as he always gave everyone all of his! Not sure how he shared so much love for everyone I hope I can figure a quarter of that out and use that trait too. ERock will definitely be missed. Such a sweet soul called way to early.” Our Dani put it perfectly, I never understood how he could just radiate love. He made everyone feel instantly welcome and new friends feel like old, cherished friends. Love you Sweet Friend.

  • Aaron and Deb Keane Posted June 16, 2017 6:57 am

    Merle and Judi, we are so sorry for the loss of your son! May you feel God’s peace and love and comfort in extra measure during this part of your life’s journey!

  • Nancy Hicks Lykke Posted June 16, 2017 8:24 am

    Merle and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all. Please know you are in many thoughts and prayers.

  • Howard and Shirley Hallman Posted June 16, 2017 9:19 am

    Patti and Doug, so sorry to hear about Eric. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family. Stay strong, God is in control and will give you strength to get through this. Howard and Shirley.

  • Renee McCrary Posted June 16, 2017 10:04 am

    Patti, you are in my prayers constantly – for strength, peace and rest. Eric was obviously loved by many – what a blessing that is.

  • Jennifer Meisenzahl Posted June 16, 2017 1:33 pm

    Uncle Merle, I’m so so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers for strength are with you and the family always. I will never forget the fun memories we were able to have with Eric growing up. His little boy laugh will forever be burned in my memory!

  • Charles Riley Posted June 16, 2017 1:44 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I only met Eric a few times, but he was full of joy and laughter. He will be missed.

  • Karaoke Bob Posted June 16, 2017 2:05 pm

    I remember when I first met this 19 year old guy with such an amazing spirit and infectious laugh. It took many months to coax him into singing, but he finally did, and I remember how nervous he was and how fun it was and how much we laughed about his one time, one song concert! Over the next 18 years, despite what may have come his way, he managed to keep his amazing spirit and smile and zest for life. My deepest condolences to your parents and family and all your friends who are so sad right now. You are a true and genuine friend and certainly loved and respected by all who were blessed to meet you. Rest in Peace. Forever in my heart, bro.

  • Linda Pierson MacIlroy Posted June 16, 2017 3:58 pm

    Merle, so sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Lilia Grayling Posted June 17, 2017 8:45 am

    Eric was a very kind soul, From the few times we met, he always showed to be happy person. My condolences go to his family for their loss.

  • Greg and Sherry Ross Posted June 18, 2017 9:59 pm

    Merle and Judi – Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for you loss. Praying for strength and faith to guide you through this difficult time.

  • Sara & Gerry Roberts Posted June 19, 2017 1:29 pm

    Merle & Judi: So sorry for your loss. We are praying for God’s comfort, strength and love.

  • Diane and Curtis Peterman Posted June 19, 2017 9:30 pm

    Merle and Judi, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your find peace.

  • Debbie Paul Posted July 5, 2017 9:07 pm

    Dearest Pat, Doug, Melanie and family of Eric
    I was so sad to hear of the passing of Eric. He was a true person
    with a wonderful laugh and a great wit. So sorry I am so late at posting
    but I just saw his obituary. May God put his arms around all of you
    during this very terrible time. Prayers sent. Sincerely, Debbie Paul

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