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Larry R. Rasmussen

Larry passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Grand Rapids.

He was born December 29, 1943 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Ross and Margery (McNair) Rasmussen. Larry had worked as a tool and die maker for Rockwell International, Crescent Metal Products, and Stone Plastics. He retired in 2017. Larry was the best Journeyman Toolmaker around.

He was a true cowboy and loved riding horses. He also enjoyed taking care of over 50 miles of horse trails in Allegan. Larry was a member of the Pleasure Riders and the Parks and Recreation     Committee in Allegan County.

Surviving are his daughters, Barb (Bill) Null and Sheri (Mike) Peyerk; grandchildren, Elayna (Mike) Mitchell, Thomas (Kalani) Burghard, Stephanie (Isiah) Hadley, Corey (Alycia Webb) McGill and Matthew Peyerk; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Rasmussen and very dear friend of 55 years, Bev Henrickson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family from 5-7 PM, Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan


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Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal

November 27, 2019 at 5:56 pm

I am very saddened to read of Larry’s passing. My deepest sympathy to his family. The last time I saw Larry was over 2 years ago at my brother in laws funeral.

May God’s grace be with all who loved him.


Dick & Sylvia Davis

November 27, 2019 at 6:26 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Larry’s daughters and to his special friend Bev Henrickson. Prayers to all of you. He will be deeply missed.

Dick and Sylvia Davis



November 27, 2019 at 7:12 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry’s family and friends. Larry will be missed by many. RIP.


Larisa Draves

November 27, 2019 at 8:21 pm

We were saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Ken & Larisa Draves


Cathy Boysen

November 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Barb, Shari, Bev, and family,

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold close to your hearts all the precious memories.


Charlotte Hadley

November 28, 2019 at 12:13 am

Our sincere condolences to my dear family Barb, Stephanie, Timmy Elaina and famiy. Thank you for bringing Grandpa Larry into our lives as he will be greatly missed. I’ve was ahoy to be around and was a good man. My prayers goes out to the family and may he Rest In Peace. Love you all and I will always remember him.


Brionte Davis

November 28, 2019 at 5:28 am

To Steph and Mrs. Barb. I am truly sorry for your loss. I love you and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Grandpa Larry was an amazing man, you know he loved you Steph.


George and Joyce Galloway

November 28, 2019 at 7:17 am

Larry was a very special person. I loved his dry sense of humor and big smile. Our condolences to his family and Bev.


Lenore Sartini

November 28, 2019 at 7:52 am

Dick, Sherry, Barb , Beverly and Larry’s entire family: May it help you to know there are many who are sharing your sadness over the loss of a very special life. He will be sorely missed. A true good-hearted man that would help anyone in need. We loved him!


Joe and Kelly Sherwood

November 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Joe and I are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I am going to miss his Christmas card this year. Hugs to his family.


Jackie Thompson

November 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

So sorry for your loss may you all find comfort in knowing that he is with a good Lord and smiling down on all of you he was a very good man and a great provider and he will always be in your hearts forever


Sally Dam

November 28, 2019 at 10:56 pm

So very sorry for your loss Beverly! I know how dear Larry was to you! Hugs my friend ! Prayers for you and his family!


Sherlene Belden

November 29, 2019 at 10:52 am

My deepest sympathy to the family and Bev Larry was such an amazing person and a friend to many including Dan Belden and now they are to gather making each other laugh


Jim Caudill

November 29, 2019 at 11:38 am

I spent a week with my sister Bev Hendrickson last year and enjoyed company with Larry for an outdoor concert in Fenville and dinner. I noticed Larry was very frugal and was very dedicated to his causes.. Like my daughters he loved horses and life itself. My thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family and my sister for having cared and supported him in the good times and the bad. He will leave an empty place that will never be filled.

Jim Caudill, Maryland


Pat Broadhurst

November 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm

It is with great sorrow that I hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great friend and I have many memories of good times with friends when we were teenagers and through the years. Our oldest son was named after Larry. He will be greatly missed by many, many people that loved him. My condolences to all the family and loved ones.


Sharon (Kaarlie) Koren

November 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

Dick and family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He will surely be missed.

I talked to Larry at my brother’s funeral. He was a longtime friend and neighbor to my brother. After my brother’s death Larry helped my sister-in-law take care of my brother’s last horse. He cleaned the stable and took the horse to be sold at auction for her. My prayers and thoughts are with you.


Larry and Dottie Kroll

December 1, 2019 at 10:35 am

Our deepest condolences to all of Larry’s family and close friends. Larry did a lot of volunteer work for several causes and will be especially missed by the equine community.


Jamie Walle

December 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you with the loss of a great man.


Pamela Roy

December 6, 2019 at 7:21 am

So very sorry for your loss. You are all so blessed to have had him in your lives for so many years. Sending prayers to each and every one of you at this difficult time.


Dylan S Le Maire

December 24, 2019 at 12:09 am

I hadn’t seen Larry since High School but have fond memories of him R.I.P, Larry. My condolences to his family


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