Richard David Rasmussen, age 70, of Delano, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Richfield Church of Christ, 7314 Humboldt Ave. S. in Richfield. Minister Larry Bertram will officiate, with private family interment in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Casket bearers will be Dan Biegler, Junior Krohn, Mike Ovshak, Dave Sorensen, Troy Horrmann, and Jim Kaczmarek. Honorary bearers will be Rodger Chambers, Earl Pugh, Lynn Christopherson, Lenny Larsen and Bob Tandberg.
Memorials are preferred to Orphans Lifeline of Hope, which the family will coordinate.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral home in Delano.
Richard was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Harold and Loretta Kuchenmeister in Buffalo.
He was a longtime custodian for the St. Louis Park School District.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Loretta Rasmussen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; son Greg and Gwyn Rasmussen; grandchildren Davis and Kathryn; and siblings and spouses Rose Ann and Ivan Klingelhoets, Donald Rasmussen, Jerry and Sandy Rasmussen, Carol Ann and Harvey Krohn, Mary Kay and Howard Biegler, and Judy Rasmussen.