In memory of

Randy Rasmussen

November 11, 1943 - July 31, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Randy Rasmussen

Randy Rasmussen

Born: November 11, 1943
Died: July 31, 2018
Age: 74
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   Randal Edward Rasmussen, age 74, of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

   Randy was born on November 11, 1943, to parents Harry and Garnet (Wedeking) Rasmussen in Storm Lake, IA. Randy lived in one of the Howard Center’s group homes for 46 years. He worked at the Howard Center’s recycling plant as well the work assistance program out in his community.

   Randy lost his mother when he was just 10 years of age to a tragic tractor accident. His father remarried a few years later to Jane (Sutton) Rasmussen. When he lived in Nemaha, IA, as a youngster, he enjoyed riding his bike around town and visiting with people. Randy loved to travel. One of his favorite places to go was Branson, MO, at Christmastime because he loved to see the lights and enjoyed listening to the music. He loved his family and spending time with them.

   Randy was a lifelong member of the Nemaha United Methodist Church. Once he moved to Sac City, he enjoyed attending the First Presbyterian and St. Paul Lutheran Church services.

   All of Randy’s family and friends will miss his laughter and the joy he took in life.

   His family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the staff at the Howard Center for the compassionate and dedicated care they gave Randy over the years.

   Those left to cherish Randy’s memory are his sisters: Diane (Loyd) Koch of Rockford, IL, Anna (David) Kolodziej of Lakewood, CO, and Kathleen “Kit” (Marvin) Munden of Storm Lake, IA; nieces and nephews: Megan (Koch) Huels and husband Brian along with children Ellie and Avery Huels, Dustin (Alexandra) Koch, Kristine and Tyler Munden, and Alexandra Miller; many extended family members and friends.

   Randy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Axel and Anna Rasmussen; maternal grandparents Bill and Ruth Wedeking; parents Harry, Garnet, and stepmother Jane Rasmussen.


In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be sent to:


Howard Center, Inc.

1319 Early St.

Sac City, IA 50583

Memorial Service
11:30 a.m., Thursday
August 2, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, IA
Pastor Laurel Westerkamp
One hour prior to service
10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday
August 2, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, IA
At a later date


Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:52 PM
“One of the kindest, gentlest people I've known. My dog, Olive, always enjoyed visiting Randy with me. He will be missed.”
- Pastor Randy Russom
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:51 PM
“I first hand for years got to witness the joy Randy could bring to an individuals life. I spent years working with Randy and he was always smiling and always had a way of making those around him happier regardless of circumstances. Randy taught me so many valuable lessons I carry with me to this day. The most important being you never know who will influence your life and in what profound way. I would not be the man I am today and would not have the same compacity for caring for others without Randy.”
- Paul Wessendorf
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:51 PM
“Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Susan Stough Paquette
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:51 PM
“When I was a little boy visiting my grandparents (Gus & Hazel Wedeking) , I always enjoyed talking to Randy. He was a great guy!
- Tim Roberts
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:48 PM
“Diane and family. Sending my sympathy to you at the passing of Randy. He lead a full life and may peace be with him. Bless you and yours. Beth”
- Beth Nellis Goonvin
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