Gary G. Rasmussen

Gary G. Rasmussen

MADISON-Gary G. Rasmussen, age 74, of Madison, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare.

He was born on May 28, 1940, the son of Robert and Ruth (Myren) Rasmussen. Gary graduated from Madison East High School in 1958. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and worked at the U.S. Postal Service. Gary married Glendolan Henry on Sept. 24, 1960. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and spending time with his family on the area lakes. Gary always kept a positive attitude and enjoyed “the little things in life”, like eating cookies. He was also an active member of Eastside Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Glendolan; sons, Jeffery Rasmussen, Steven (Lisa) Rasmussen and Kevin (Diane) Rasmussen; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Mary) Rasmussen, Krista (Josh) Schreiner, Michael Rasmussen, Rachel Rasmussen, Charles Rasmussen, Rebecca Rasmussen, Nicholas Rasmussen and Jacob Rasmussen; three step-grandchildren, Jason (Kim Migazzi) Dolphin, Anthony Dolphin and Michael (Abbey) Dolphin; four step-great-grandchildren, Kilian, Corbin, Jayden and Kenzie Dolphin; brothers, Ronald Rasmussen and Edward (Peggy) Rasmussen; a sister, Deborah Selje; sister-in-law, Mary Rasmussen; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Robert and Albert; sister-in-law, Melva June Rasmussen; and brother-in-law, Francis Selje.

Funeral services will be held at EASTSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2310 Independence Ln, Madison, at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 28, 2014, with the Rev. Harold Sterm presiding. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare for all their wonderful care.

Online condolences may be made at

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