Ronnie LeRoy Rasmussen, 70, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, in St. George, Utah, from an unknown degenerative brain disease. He was born December 21, 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Raymond D. and Cora Porter Rasmussen.
Ron was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1969. He married Linda Christensen Sept 16, 1978. In September of 1980, Ron and Linda traveled to Seoul, Korea to adopt their daughters, Christie and Holly. It took three months for all of the paperwork to go through, but they arrived in Salt Lake on December 21, 1980. Ron said that was the best birthday gift he could have wished for. He retired from U.S. West in 1990.
In 2002, Ron and Linda moved to Mesquite, Nevada. Ron worked part time at the golf course with his friend and golf buddy, Gary. When he wasn’t working or playing golf, he enjoyed a good game of Bingo.
Ron is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, RoniLyn Rasmussen, Holly (Teng) Taing, Christie Xayachack, Kim (Luke) Stevens, Kellie Williams, and a son, Kyle Rasmussen; brother, Mark (Lynne) Rasmussen; father, Raymond Rasmussen; 12 grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, Ea Xayachack, Ben and Margaret Rasmussen, and Mike Rasmussen among many cousins. Preceded in death by his Mother, Cora.
- A graveside service will be held Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale.
- A visitation will be held Friday, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to services.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Ronnie’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.