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Richard "Rich" Rasmussen, 80, Marshfield, died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 surrounded by his family at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the United Church of Christ in Arpin with Rev. Don Adams officiating. Burial will take place in Arpin Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 pm until service time. Buchanan / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Rich was born John Richard Rasmussen on December 23, 1931 in northern Wisconsin, the son of Claude and Nina (Severson) Rasmussen. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Frances I. Grimm on July 6, 1952 at the United Church of Christ in Arpin. He had been employed in home construction at Rollohome, Marshfield Homes, Wisconsin Homes and Zimmerman Builders, all in Marshfield.
Rich enjoyed camping, and he and Frances belonged to the Marshfield Marshlanders and the Stevens Point Drifters camping clubs. The Rasmussen's spent winters in Arizona, Texas and California. He also enjoyed his golden retriever, Lexi.
He is survived by his wife, Frances and their children, Greg (Karen) Rasmussen, Debbie (Scott) Adair, all of Marshfield and Jeff Rasmussen of Arpin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Priscilla Folz, Megan Rasmussen, Kyle Rasmussen and Jazmine Adair and one great grandson, Dylon Folz.
He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, four sisters and two siblings in infancy.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on July 7, 2012