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August 1, 1933 - January 10, 2018

Richard was born August 1, 1933 in Amherst to Otto and Myrtle (Erickson) Rasumssen. He attended the Mabel High School. In 1952 he married Shirley Peterson. They later divorced. They operated the Tasty Freeze in Caledonia while also working on the family farm near Hesper, Iowa. He later moved onto that farm where he later also had a body shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulls, and cars (buying, fixing, selling).

Richard passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the age of 84.

Richard is survived by three children Rick (Donna) of Hesper, Julie (Arnie) Weiss of Locust, and Susan (David) Amunrud of Mabel; six grandchildren Nels (Becky) Rasmussen, Eric Rasmussen, Jennifer Rasmussen, Adam (Allison) Weiss, Kristen (Dane) Mosel, and Ben Weiss (special friend Meg); four great grandchildren Carson, Jevin, Riley, and Ellie; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister and her husband Mary Ann and Marcellus Ranzenberger.

Memorial Service will be 1 PM Saturday, January 20 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the church Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 AM – 1 PM at the church on Saturday prior to the service.

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