Willie K. Rasmussen

Willie K. Rasmussen, 64, of Clarion passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services for Willie Rasmussen will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Clarion Church of Christ, 420 North Main Street in Clarion, with Pastor Warren Curry officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Willie King Rasmussen was born December 3, 1951, to Leo and Vicy (Wooten) Rasmussen in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised in Clarion and graduated from Clarion High School in 1970.

Following high school, Willie worked a variety of odd jobs around Clarion, and worked for a construction company in Ames for a time, before returning to Clarion. He later worked in maintenance for the care center in Clarion for more than 25 years.

Willie was a life-long member of the Clarion Church of Christ, where he was baptized.

Willie loved to fish, though he never kept anything he caught, he always released them. He enjoyed word search and Sudoku puzzles, watching western movies and kidding his family and friends.

Willie will be remembered for his great smile and his willingness to help others in need.

Willie is survived by his mother, Vicy Rasmussen of Clarion; sister Cleo (James) Meisch of Des Moines, brother Ricky Rasmussen of Oklahoma City, and sister Teressa (Dave Booth); niece Mindysue Hollister; nephew Joshua Hollister and great-niece Jaelyn Hollister, all of Des Moines; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Willie was preceded in death by his father Leo in 1980 and both sets of grandparents.


Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Clarion Church of Christ
420 North Main Street, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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