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James Wayne Rasmussen

09/02/1947 - 10/27/2019

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James Wayne Rasmussen passed away October 27, 2019.

James is survived by his mother Rose Rasmussen, his Children Amy Stahl, Charles Rasmussen, Jessica Rasmussen (Travis Koopman), and Cody Rasmussen (Thomas Keith), Grandchildren Shawlee Evans (Brock Evans), Brandon Thomas (Whitnee Thomas), London Koopman, Hailey Koopman, Kyra Koopman, Great Grandchildren Andre Evans, Cache Evans, and Parkyr Thomas and his sisters Audrie Rasmussen and Verion “Snooks” Brangham. James is preceded in death by his father Wayne Rasmussen and his birth mother Gilda Anson.

James will be remembered as a loving and caring Father, Brother, Son, Uncle and Grandfather. He enjoyed playing card games with his family. His passions were bowling and golfing. He really enjoyed going to the movie theaters with his grandchildren. He really liked driving to the doughnut shop. When the radio in the car wasn’t working he becomes the radio, his favorite song to sing was Jukebox Hero. He was a wonderful man he would do anything for anyone. He was a jokester and always put a smile on everyone’s face. He would enjoy his trips to Wyoming to spend time with his sister “Snooks”. Spending time with her at the shack and Louie Lake and then having lunch in Evanston was a great joy of his. The chili meat that Snooks would prepare was his favorite. We all love you and miss you.

James was born on September 2, 1947 in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from Granite High in 1965. He married Karen LaRue Sweat, in 1966 at the Salt Lake Temple. Over 25 years, the couple welcomed 4 children into their home. His children remember him as a kind father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

He was an active and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

A viewing is scheduled for Friday November 1, 2019 at 11:30 at Larkin Mortuary 260 E South Temple Salt Lake City, UT , with graveyard services to follow after at Salt Lake City Cemetery at 1:00. All are welcome to attend and celebrate James’s life.

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  • I only met Jim a few times. He was quite ill but was always so nice, kind, pleasant, and smiling. His mom will miss him so much!!

    — Kathy Funk

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