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In Memory of

Andry L. Rasmussen

May 4, 1921 - March 9, 2012

Obituary


Andry Lee Rasmussen was born on the family farm near Cable on May 4, 1921, to parents August and Johanna (Hanson) Rasmussen. He graduated from the Leonard School, and on January 10, 1942, was united in marriage to Letha Goldsmith on the Goldsmith Farm near Cable. Andry served in the U.S. Army from January 1943 until his honorable discharge in December of 1945. In 1946, he founded Andry Rasmussen & Sons in Cable, where he was a Master Plumber. Andry was a member of the Cable Volunteer Fire Department for many years, the Cable American...

Andry Lee Rasmussen was born on the family farm near Cable on May 4, 1921, to parents August and Johanna (Hanson) Rasmussen. He graduated from the Leonard School, and on January 10, 1942, was united in marriage to Letha Goldsmith on the Goldsmith Farm near Cable. Andry served in the U.S. Army from January 1943 until his honorable discharge in December of 1945. In 1946, he founded Andry Rasmussen & Sons in Cable, where he was a Master Plumber. Andry was a member of the Cable Volunteer Fire Department for many years, the Cable American Legion Post 487, the Cable United Church of Christ, and helped to build homes for Habit for Humanity. He enjoyed working on his hobby farm raising horses, growing potatoes and gardening, and eating his wife's homemade goodies. He will be remembered for always caring and helping those in need and for inviting his many friends and salesmen into the house for meals.

Andry died at his home on Friday, March 9, 2012, surrounded by his family, at the age o f 90.

Andry is survived by his children: Peggy (Sam Moore) Bjork, Larry (Michelle), Dennis (Sandra), all of Cable, Linda (Wayne) Vanderploeg of Randolph, WI, Mark (Kathy), Jeff (Tammy), Kris (Rhonda), all of Cable, 25 Grandchildren, 34, Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, twin sister Audrey Engle of Cable, brother Gilbert Rasmussen of Cable, many nephews and nieces, and special caregiver Tom Flavin of Hayward.
Andry is preceded in death by his parents, wife Letha, brothers and sisters: Hans, Carl, Svend, Dagmar, Lillian, Margaret, and grandson Andy.

A gathering to celebrate Andry's life will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Cable United Church of Christ at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Great Divide Ambulance, Regional Hospice, or to the donor's choice in Andry's name.