Harley Willis RASMUSSEN

RASMUSSEN, Harley Willis (Age 86) Harley was born to Lewis and Mabel Rasmussen on December 28, 1926. He spent his childhood years in Ford, WA. He attended the Ford grade school and then the family moved to Spokane, WA. Harley attended Rogers High School where he played the saxophone for the Roger's Pep Band and where he graduated from in 1945. Upon graduation, Harley enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army he did a tour of duty in Berlin, Germany where he was an M.P. at the end of WWII. When he returned home he went to work for Kaiser Aluminum at Trentwood. He worked in the 2-High Dept. for 33 years and then retired. Harley loved fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, playing cards and going to CDA Casino to play Keno. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Harley is survived by his wife, Ann; brother, Ivan; son, Harlen (Cindy) Rasmussen; daughter, Sharon Ward; Nolan (Judy) Holiday; David Holiday; Mary (Jim) Bush; Leslie (Jason) Luoto; and numerous cousins, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff that cared for him at the Veteran's Home on 5th Avenue in Spokane, WA. If you would like to make a donation, it can be sent to the Veteran's Home. At Harley's request there will be no services. He will be missed by all that loved and knew him.


Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 2, 2014