Diane M. Rasmussen, Age :80

Feb 28,1939---Feb 02,2020


Diane M. Rasmussen, born February 28, 1939, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 80.

Diane was a loving and giving mother, grandmother, and a friend to many. She was a Christian who loved the gospel, and the music was in her soul.

Born Diane Marie Circle, she resided in Spokane, WA where she married, changed her name to Cuculich, and raised four children. Her adult career was devoted to health and fitness centers from Seattle, WA to Spokane, WA and then to Albuquerque, NM, where she remarried. She then worked for Ford, in auto sales.

Diane was always a giver, she gave her life to her four children, family, and many friends; never asking or expecting anything in return. Her optimism was truly infectious! She welcomed everyone into her home, offering a place to stay, meals, and the best apple pies ever! No matter what, she opened her door with a genuine smile.

Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Chris Circle, her older brother Don Circle and his wife Mary, many cousins, and other relatives.

Diane is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Karen Circle of Spokane, WA, Three sons and one daughter, Roy Cuculich and wife Robin of Spokane, WA, Doreen Marcus and husband Ed of Albuquerque, NM, Donald Cuculich of Spokane, WA, and Gary Cuculich and wife Marilyn of Albuquerque, NM. Seven grandchildren: Jenelle Cuculich of Spokane, WA, Brandon Cuculich of Spokane, WA, August Koenig of Salt Lake City, UT, Leilani Hilton of Hampton, VA, Brandy Pettis of Spokane, WA, Donald Cuculich of Boise, ID, Michael Cuculich of Albuquerque, NM, and grandchildren related by marriage who also called her grandma: Tarrah Marcus of San Diego, CA, Rion Marcus of Albuquerque, NM , Shawna Freeman of Albuquerque, NM. Diane also has ten great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Diane's Life will be Friday, February 28, 2020. Memorial service will start at 11:00 am at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Diane Rasmussen to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600; Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at

Please visit our online guestbook for Diane at RiversideFunerals.com


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663



Mark Circle Feb 14 ,2020

Nephew ,Ash Fork ,Arizona

My deepest sympathies! Although it's been years, what I will miss most is her infectious smile and sense of humor!

Holly, Jimmy and Kenny Steffen Feb 16 ,2020

Cousin and her family ,Savage ,Minnesota

Aunt Diane was one of the most positive people ever! I remember her fabulous pies and her awesome laugh. She was beautiful, inside and out. Our prayers are with all family members in Spokane and Abluquerque. You are in our hearts, too! God Bless You, Aunt Diane We love you!!

Gordon Circle Feb 16 ,2020

Nephew ,Phoenix ,Arizona

Sending lots of love and light from Phoenix Arizona. Wish we could be there... You will be missed Aunt Diane!

Diane Circle Dvorak Feb 16 ,2020

Aunt and namesake ❤️ ,Apple Valley ,Minnesota

I am so honored and blessed to Have my first name be Diane ... named after my beautiful Aunt Diane. You will always be in my heart xoxo

Kay Kosderka VanWart Feb 16 ,2020

Cousin ,Coos Bay ,Oregon

May God’s comforting angels be with the families as they mourn sweet Diane’s passing. Growing up with her added richness to my stark childhood. She was fun, funny, & loved her children & grandchildren with a passion of a mama bear!

Maria Circle Feb 16 ,2020

Niece ,Scottsdale ,Arizona

My Aunt Diane is one of the strongest and kindest women I have ever known. She is home with her God and at peaceold. Amen.

Diane Chris-Circle Dvorak Feb 19 ,2020

Namesake ,Apple Valley ,Minnesota

I am so honored to have been named after such a beautiful soul. I love you ❤️

Bob & Barbara Muller Feb 23 ,2020

Neighbor ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our deepest sympathy to Diane's family. She was a kind and generous neighbor to us for over 20 years.

Bill & Fran Plummer Feb 24 ,2020

Neighbor ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

We were saddened to read of Diane's passing. She was our neighbor for many years and we enjoyed our conversations and sharing cat stories. Rest in peace.