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Richard Carl Rasmussen

August 30, 1930 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Richard Rasmussen Obituary

Richard “Dick” Rasmussen passed on January 17, 2024, at New Horizon Care Center, Lovell, WY.  Services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell, WY at 10:00 am on January 27, 2024, with burial immediately following at the Deaver-Frannie Cemetery.

Dick was born in Hailey, ND in 1930.  Then in 1935, during the great depression, he moved to Hettinger, ND with his mother (Esther), father, (Tom), and older brother (Lowell).  His brother was called up to serve during World War II.  Since Dick didn’t like school, at the age of 16, he began his career as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator, working for various road construction companies.  Later, Dick served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 as a supply truck driver, heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the motor pool. 

After the war, Dick met his wife to be, Sophie Holz in Aberdeen, SD.  They were later married in 1956.  Dick then took a job with Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, CA.  While there, they had their first daughter, Diane and second daughter, Linda.  Getting tired of the lifestyle of the west coast, Dick packed up the family and moved to Frannie, WY in 1962, amidst a record winter storm with temperatures in the negative 20s.  His third daughter, Joyce was later born in 1965.

While in Frannie, Dick worked numerous jobs as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Warren Rock Quarry, Conoco gas station owner, Lovell Sugar Factory, Muller Construction, and lastly, American Colloid.  In 1993, his wife of 37 years, Sophie, passed away.  Dick retired from Colloid the following year and began working part-time with his family at Wagner Farms and Bryant Wedin Trucking.

Dick is survived by his three (3) grandchildren, Dustin (Ali) Wagner, Dani (Colter) VanLake, and Devan (Tawna) Wagner, 11 great grandchildren, two (2) surviving daughters, Diane (Daren) Wagner and Joyce (John) Stillwell and son-in-heart, Bryant (Sherrie) Wedin.

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Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
70 East 5th Street
Lovell, Wyoming 82431

Interment following funeral service
January 27, 2024

Deaver-Frannie Cemetery

Deaver, Wyoming


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