Ronald Dean Rasmussen, 61, of Bellingham, WA, died October 12, 2018, at home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born April 11, 1957, in Walla Walla, WA, the son of late Mary and Jorgen Rasmussen.
A graduate of Walla Walla High School and certificated by Bellingham Technical College, Ron was a service technician for 37 years. He served in the National Guard for 6 years (Sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, 303rd Armor Division).
Ron was a member of Bellingham Christ the King church for 20 years, serving as a small group leader and volunteer.
He loved God, his family, and the outdoors, and he will be remembered fondly for his corny joke telling.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; children Billy, Joy, Angie, Ronald Jr., Cail, Mary, Patricia, and their spouses; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and siblings Kathy, Karen, Chris, David, and their spouses.
A memorial service, with reception to follow, will be held at 6pm Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
- Date & Time: Oct 26, 2018 (No Time)
- Venue: Squalicum Boathouse
- Location: 2600 North Harbor Loop Dr Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)