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John Rasmussen

BROOKFIELD, Mo. — John Henry Rasmussen, 77, of Brookfield, Mo., passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at Life Care Center in Brookfield.

Born Oct. 27, 1935, in Sheffield to Henry Madspeter and Mary Roselle (Warren) Rasmussen, he married Wanda Jean Loucks June 21, 1959, in Sheffield. She survives.

He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Brookfield, Mo., and a member of the Tanglefoot Squaredance Club.

Also surviving are five children, Randy (Annette) Rasmussen of Shreveport, La., Kenneth Rasmussen of Brookfield, Mo., Steve (Pauline) Rasmussen of Brookfield, Mo., Colleen (Darren) Potter of Gower, Mo., and Keith (Cinda) Rasmussen of Kearney, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Franklin (Darlene) Rasmussen of Sheffield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert; and one grandson, Steven Paul Rasmussen.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Brookfield, Mo., with the Rev. Mike White officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield, Mo.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Center Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at 216 Linn Street, Brookfield, MO 64628.


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