Arthur Rasmussen, 93, died September 20 at home with family present.
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He was born February 24, 1920 to William and Frieda (Christensen) Rasmussen in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
His parents and brothers, Howard, Harry and Raymond preceded him in death.
Arthur enlisted in the Army Air Corps July 8, 1941. Attending classes at Scott Field, IL, he was chosen to "volunteer." The assignment took him to Karachi India. There he was with the First Ferrying Group of the 10th Air Force flying the Hump as a radio operator in a C-47, transporting supplies from India to Kunming, China. He also served with the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force. He later served in Japan during the Korean Conflict.
He married June Downen and moved to Colorado in 1958. He worked as an electronic technician at Lowry AFB, Ent AFB, NORAD, Peterson Field, and Ampex Corp.
Art was devoted to his family, and always willing to help others. He enjoyed numerous travels and camping trips. Art was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting and repairing electronics.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, June, children: Julie Ong (Howard), Tom (Vickie), Tim (Janet), Jane Peplaw (Tim), Jim, Christine Thomson (Jim), John (Shannon), and Rachel Novotny (Rod) and grandchildren: David, Katherine, Emily, Maria, Gabriella and Annie.
A vigil will be held October 1, at 6PM at Swan Law Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be October 2, at 11:30AM at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Illinois.
Donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 1 of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Published in The Gazette from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013