Carl K. Rasmussen obituary
Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago
Carl K. Rasmussen, our loving and kind father, grandfather and friend to all he met, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the age of 82.
He was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Ashton, Idaho, to Carl Christan Rasmussen and OrReva Gardner. His family later moved to Newdale where he grew up.
Carl (or affectionately known as "K" to many family and friends) graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Marine Air Corps during World War II. He was drafted during the Korean War and served in the Army. K graduated from Ricks College where he played football for the Vikings and earned a degree in physical fitness and recreation.
He married Marjorie D. Ricks on July 11, 1952, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and raised a family of four sons and one daughter in Rexburg, Idaho. He taught and coached at Madison High School before joining the city police force. He took a job at Argonne National Laboratory on the security force where he was employed for 29 years.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was currently serving as a home teacher and temple worker in the Rexburg LDS Temple.
He was a member of the Son's of the Utah Pioneers and loved serving his neighbors throughout the community.
K was married for 45 years before Marjorie passed away in 1997. He found great joy in his family that numbers 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird-watching and walking, to name a few.
He is survived by K. L. (Kerri) Rasmussen, Robert (Karin) Rasmussen, David (Debbie) Rasmussen, Brett (Kathy) Rasmussen and Julie (Doug) Tirrell; and three sisters, Yvonne, Bonnie and Freddie (Ray).
Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Rexburg LDS 2nd Ward Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Rexburg Cemetery with military rites by the Madison County Veterans Team. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to the Humanitarian Foundation.
Published in Post Register on January 31, 2010