ORANGEVILLE-Keith A Rasmussen age 79 returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 in Price, Utah. He was born April 5, 1929 in Orangeville, Utah to Merrald and Mildred Van Buren Rasmussen. Keith married Bonnie Bell on Dec. 9, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they were blessed with five children, she passed away on May 17, 2002. He married Barbara Graff on July 21, 2007 in Castle Dale, Utah.
Keith grew up in Orangeville and graduated from North Emery High School. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including a mission with his wife Bonnie in the Minneapolis, Minnesota mission, and as workers in the Manti Temple. He was very generous with his time and talents and enjoyed the opportunities to be of service to the Lord and others.
Keith enjoyed driving truck for nearly 60 years, for Deseret Transportation and Nielson Construction. He also worked as a mechanic, and could fix any tractor, and was known to have sawdust and oil in his veins. Keith enjoyed getting in his car and traveling, eating at the Grub Box in Ferron, doing woodwork, and four wheeling in the desert and mountains. Most of all Keith loved his family and extended family, they were the most important part of his life.
Keith is survived by his wife; Barbara, children; Colin Keith Rasmussen of Salt Lake City, Kimball H. (Barbara) Rasmussen of Orangeville, Sandra (Paul) Oveson of Cleveland, Tami (Calvin) Bennett of Ferron and Bret M. (Sharon) Rasmussen of Huntington, siblings; Elwin (Juanita) Rasmussen of Castle Dale, Ronald (Wanda) Rasmussen of Orangeville and Coleen (DeLore) Beach of Birch Wood, Wis., sister-in-law; Shirley Rasmussen of North Salt Lake City, 20 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren, four step-children, 13 step-grandchildren and 25 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Bonnie, parents, brother; Kenneth M. Rasmussen, grandson; David E. Oveson, granddaughter; Beverly Ann Rasmussen, and great-grandson; Matthew David Oveson.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at Orangeville Third Ward Chapel, (165 West 800 North, Castle Dale). A viewing was held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Fausett Mortuary (720 North Center Street, Castle Dale), and Monday one hour prior to the services at the church in Castle Dale. Interment followed at the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.