HUMBOLDT - Robert Harold Rasmussen, 82, of Humboldt, chose to walk the path of eternal life in Heaven as his family gathered together, on the afternoon of December 30, 2012. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt with the Rev. J.K. Raether officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt.
Bob is survived by his children, Steve Rasmussen of Fort Dodge, Shari (Jack) Klein of Gower, MO, Sandy (Greg) Mattson of Alta, Sue (Bruce) Reimers of Humboldt, Scott Rasmussen of Humboldt, and Stewart Rasmussen of Humboldt; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Doug (Linda) Rasmussen of Woodridge, WV and his sister-in-law, Regina Rasmussen of Ames. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; hisparents, Alan and Inez Rasmussen; and his brother, Ronald Rasmussen.
Robert Harold Rasmussen, the son of Alan Devere and Inez Hazel (Daggy) Rasmussen, was born February 11, 1930 on the family farm near Goldfield, Iowa. He attended grammar school in Goldfield and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1948. On March 5, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Beverly Simpson and the couple made their home in Humboldt where Bob was employed by Corn Belt Power COOP. For a brief time, Bob served as an Electric Company Supervisor in Maliki, Hawaii before moving the family to North Platte, Nebraska where he was employed by Crawford Electric. In 1972, the family returned to Humboldt and Bob purchased what became Rasmussen Electric and he and Bev owned and operated the business for many years. Following his semi-retirement, Bob remained busy as an independent electrician and in recent years had an agriculture route, which he ran until two weeks ago. Beverly passed away in November of 2010 and Bob continued to maintain his home until moving to Springvale Senior Living.
Bob's family remembers his whole life was his wife, his family, and his work. He loved watching football and enjoyed fishing and reading and never stopped learning.