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BARRY J. RASMUSSEN
June 15, 1948 - February 18, 2016

Barry was born June 15, 1948 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Warren and Ormah (Garness) Rasmussen.  He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1966.  On August 5, 1967 he was united in marriage to Wanda Johnson at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel. He worked for Olson Drilling in Decorah for a short time before starting to farm with his father.  In 1971 they bought a farm and started milking cows and raising pigs.  In 2003 he sold the dairy herd, started raising beef cattle, and began working for Wiebke Feedlot and hauling fertilizer for the local elevators.

Barry was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with family, riding his horses and going on trail rides through the Big Woods, helping with their children’s 4-H livestock, playing dartball, visiting, and playing farm with his grandchildren.

Barry passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at his home at the age of 67.

Barry is survived by his wife Wanda of Mabel; five children Terry (Tracie) of Fountain City, Wisconsin, Julie Marlow (Bryan Hoyme) of Decorah, Iowa, Shelley (Jason) Carolan of Decorah, Iowa, Kathy (Dusty) Hager of Waukon, Iowa, and Pam (Michael) Graner of Mabel; nine grandchildren Samantha (Jason) Drogemuller, Amanda Rasmussen, Ethan and Landen Marlow, Kelsey Wagner, Cody and Jessie Carolan, and Carson and Bentley Hager; two great grandchildren Chloe and Reece; his parents Warren and Ormah of Mabel, brothers and sister Neil (Karen) Rasmussen of Mabel, Owen of Lime Springs, Iowa, Jill (Rick) Hauser of Winona, Minnesota, Brett (Rochelle) Rasmussen of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Boyd (Sara) Rasmussen of St. Charles, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and his grandparents.

Visitation will be 4 – 7 with the funeral service at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Reverend Mary Waudby officiating. 


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