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Ross H. Rasmussen

Ross passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan.

He was born December 19, 1923 in Atkins, Colorado, the son of Henry and Christine (Neilsen) Rasmussen. Ross was a graduate of Fort Calhoun High School in Nebraska. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII.

Ross and his wife, Margery (McNair) moved to Trowbridge Township in 1948 and lived on a farm and raised livestock. He had also worked at Valley Metal in Plainwell for over 15 years and at Rockwell International in Allegan for 7 Years. Ross was a founding member of the Allegan County Snowmobile Club and was a member of the Allegan American Legion.

Surviving are his children, Larry Ross Rasmussen of Allegan and Richard “Dick” Rasmussen of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Kristy, Jill, Barb and Sheri; 9 great-grandchildren, Chase, Cole, Tara, Al III, Elayna, Tom, Matt, Corey and Stephanie; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Isaac, Noah, Rose and Parker and sister-in-law, Eleanor.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Margery in 2007; a brother and 4 sisters.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Trowbridge Township Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Ross may be made to Hospice of Holland.

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George Galloway and Joyce Galloway

February 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Ross. He was a good neighbor and friend for many years. He lived a long a good life. He will be missed by his many friends and neighbors.


Maryln Langeance

February 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm

Larry and Dick You are both in my thoughts and prayers.


Lenore Sartini

February 5, 2018 at 6:11 am

May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers.



February 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

Dick so sorry to read about the death of your father. May he rest in peace.


Kathy Plotts

February 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

Please accept my condolences. He will be missed.


Merle and Trevah Dalrymple

February 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Joe & Kelly Sherwood

February 6, 2018 at 10:17 am


Joe and I are sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Cheryl Eskridge

February 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

Larry you and Dick are in my thoughts. As well as the grandchildren. I’ve never had the pleasure of having my parents well into my adulthood . Remember the good times and cherish them.


Marilyn Doubblestein

February 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

Larry and Dick,

Lance and I are sorry to hear of your fathers death. Praying for you both.

Lance and Marilyn Doubblestein


Patricia A Broadhurst

February 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Larry and Dick, I’m very sorry for your loss and send my prayers to all your family. He lived a long, full life and it was finally time for him to go be with your Mom. Thinking of you at this difficult time.


Eric Watkins

February 20, 2018 at 8:31 am

My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Certainly Almighty God did not intend for us to experience the loss of our loved ones. Please find comfort from his wonderful promise found at Isaiah 25:8, which says, He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.


Terry Arehart VanLent

March 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Larry, I’m so sorry for your loss, even though I didn’t know him, I know how much it hurts to lose a Dad. I will keep you in my prayers and hope all of the great memories give you peace. Love, Terry


Evelyn Visser

March 3, 2018 at 10:01 am

So sorry for your loss. We have lovely memories of fun snowmobile activities with both Marge and Ross. Sincere sympathy to the Rasmussen family.


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