Gene Leslie Rasmussen, age 94 of Canal Fulton, OH passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on January 14, 1927 to the late Dorothy and Louis Rasmussen. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Leona Ruth Rasmussen. Gene is survived by his daughter Glenda (Jim) Snavely of Canton, OH, two sons, Donald (Joan) Rasmussen of Albany, CA and David Rasmussen of Martinez, CA.
He had 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Gene lived in Northern California most of his life and moved to Canal Fulton, OH in 2008. Gene proudly served his country as a member of the Navy during WWII, and retired from the U.S. Mare Island Naval shipyards as a master electrician. He loved camping and visiting the US National Parks plus history in general. He was our World Book Encyclopedia long before the Internet. Gene served faithfully at Hope Lutheran Church for many years where he used his electrician skills to help build the new buildings. He also served on the deacon board. Gene was kind hearted and compassionate towards others and was always considered a friend to all. The family would like to thank Chapel Hill Community for their kindness and loving care for Gene.
A Private family memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton. Memorials in Gene's name can be made to a charity of your choice.
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