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Obituary for Verl Rasmussen

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Verl Rasmussen

August 10, 1932 - July 8, 2013

Verl Rasmussen, the second of five children born to Clifford and Bliss Rasmussen, lost his battle with cancer on July 8th, surrounded by his loving family. Verl was born in Huntsville, Utah on August 10, 1932. He attended Weber High School. At a young age, he developed a curiosity and passion about all things mechanical; particularly cars. He eventually became a machinist, retiring from HAFB in 1992.
He married Yvonne Palmer on January 23, 1955. Verl and Yvonne had six children and were together for the remainder of his lifetime. Throughout that time, Verl’s passion for cars never diminished. He raced them in the early years and was one of the original members of the Wasatch Rods and Customs Car Club. Tinkering with cars was his passion, and although he was not quick to complete projects, he was both thorough, meticulous and had endless patience. He enjoyed road trips with other car enthusiasts and club members, seeing much of the Western United States.
Traveling with family was also an important part of Verl’s life. He made numerous trips to Disney World spending quality time with children and grand children.
Verl is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his daughter Judy (Kelly) Maxwell; sons Randy (Chris), Russell (Julie), Mike (Lori), Matt (Stacie), and daughter in-law Sandy; Sister Dorothy; brothers Robert, Duane, and Terry; seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his faithful companion Koko. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Johnny.
Verl was always willing to help anyone in need in any way that he could. He lived a long and full life and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
A viewing will be held on Friday July 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 836 36th Street in Ogden, Utah. Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. A burial will be held at a later date.


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Date: Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: August 10, 1932
Died: July 8, 2013

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Bruce and Nancy Smale posted on 7/17/13

Yvonne and famly, we are so sorry to hear of Verl's passing. He was such a wonderful and kind man. We enjoyed so much seeing you and spending time with you at the car shows over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Lori Weaver posted on 7/11/13

I am so sorry to hear of Verl's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Marilyn Froerer posted on 7/11/13

I have known Verl for over 45 years but not close. However, I recently became reacquainted with his son, Randy, and his wife, Chris. My condolences to you kids. You knew this was coming when I last saw you but that doesn't make it any easier. May God bless all of your family and comfort you in this time of need. Love always, Marilyn