CASTLE DALE - Ronald C. Rasmussen passed away peacefully at his farm in Castle Dale, Utah, on the 22nd day of November, 2014. He was born on November 13, 1932 in Castle Dale to Merrald and Mildred Van Buren Rasmussen.
Aside from family, Ronald's great love was aviation. He became a pilot for the United States Air Force right after the Korean Conflict and continued flying for Frontier Airlines after his military service ended. He tried to get into the air as often as he could, even after retiring from Frontier.
Ronald loved being on his farm and watching nature function around him. In his later years he mostly tended the water, but most recently he was very proud of his new sprinkler system and loved to watch it turn the brown desert to lush green.
Among other places, Ronald's military career took him to Shreveport, Louisiana where he met and married his sweetheart Wanda Lou Turner on the 27th of June, 1957. Ronald and Wanda had three children, Michael L. (Lori) Rasmussen of Murray, Utah, Cynthia Rasmussen -Naylor of Centerville, Utah and Kirk Rasmussen of West Valley City, Utah.
Ronald is survived by his wife Wanda, his three children, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Elwin (Juanita) Rasmussen of Castle Dale, Utah and a sister, Coleen (DeLore) Beach of Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and their wives, Kenneth (Shirley) Rasmussen and Keith (Bonnie) Rasmussen.
A viewing will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Castle Dale Stake Center, (Main and Center) from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Orangeville City Cemetery entrusted to the care of the Heritage Funeral Home. Guestbook can be signed at www.heritagefuneralhomeutah.com