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    Visalia, CA
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Edward Earl Rasmussen 1934 - 2013

Edward Earl Rasmussen

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
When I first met Ed in 1960 he was a handsome young man. My husband David, Ed's eldest brother, loved both of his brothers. They had a very special bond created as children working on the dairy. Throughout Ed's life he had a great love for poker and horse racing, which his brothers shared. He called David at least once a week to discuss their weekly poker games. I enjoyed our political discussions and sometimes arguments. He was passionate about his love of country and his family. His brothers will miss him for all their remaining days, as will many. Than God we have the wonderful memories of him to keep him alive in our hearts and minds.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Ed I still can't believe you are gone. I miss your sense of humor and childlike spirit. I miss the way you would slide up to me and announce yourself with your favorite nickname, nudge me and chuckle. It was almost as though you felt so special that someone thought to give a special nickname just for you. I also will forever miss your advice on what horse to bet on at the Fresno Fair. There is nothing like knowing you are betting on a "sure thing". To the Wild's, I pray that you find your comfort and strength in God as you deal with the loss of your loved one. And I pray your memories of him bring you joy in your sorrow.
Monday, September 09, 2013
According Kahil Gibran in the Prophet, "Your friend is your needs answered." Ed was/is my friend. When I visited him at Cypress Rehab recently we played cards and he won. Today I hope and pray that he is playing cards with my Dad. He will be greatly missed. Your Friend, Roy
Sunday, September 08, 2013
My grandpa or as I always called him, “gramps,” was the world to me. Gramps loved my brother and me unconditionally and would go to the ends of the Earth for us. He was the grandpa who tried to make every sporting event of ours, came to every grandparent's day in Elementary school, and made every effort to make us smile. I was always very proud of who my grandpa was and loved every moment I had with him. He always went above and beyond to make sure my brother and I knew how much he loved us. I will never forget a few years ago when I was swimming for College of the Sequoias and my grandpa was planning to attend one of my first home meets. I remember going over to my grandpa's house the night before to pick out an outfit that would make him more grandpa looking because to me he just did not fit the criteria on a day to day basis. I picked out a cute sweater vest and button down shirt for him to wear. Both he and I were well aware that the next day was supposed to be in the high 90's but he did not seem to mind. He showed up the next day at my meet wearing exactly what I picked out for him because he knew it put a smile on my face. This was the type of person my grandpa was. He always put my brother and I first and was always up to making sure that we were happy by either cracking jokes or even to the extreme of wearing what I had picked out for him. He will forever be missed and loved. I cherish every second I had with him because he truly was special.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Ed, I have known you for quite a number of years. There are good memories as well as not so good ones. I think we came to good terms the short time I lived with you before I moved to Colorado. I am grateful for the Brother and Sister you and Mom gave me!
The last few years we exchanged Birthday and other holiday cards which I greatly enjoyed! Seeing and talking with you at Jennifer's wedding was also a highlight!
I sincerely hope you rest in peace and enjoy playing the ponies forever.
Love,
Cheryl
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