Eddie Wayne Rasmussen
July 15, 1934 – July 10, 2018
Services for Eddie Wayne Rasmussen, 83, of Mesquite, formerly of Canton, are scheduled for 11 am Monday, July 16, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Mike Hisaw officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories. The family will receive friends 3-5 pm Sunday, July 15th at the funeral home.
Eddie passed away July 10, 2018 in Mesquite, just five days before his 84th birthday. He was born July 15, 1934 in Dallas to Peter F. and Zelma F. Hooten Rasmussen.
Growing up on a farm, Eddie milked cows, picked cotton and worked vegetable crops. He graduated from Canton High School in 1952. Mr. Rasmussen retired from GE Company/Trane Air Conditioning in Tyler, Texas, where he was a lab technician. Eddie loved science, geology and especially astronomy. He even built his own telescopes from scratch. Mr. Rasmussen taught himself to play the piano and organ by ear. He often played for hours for the Heritage Manor Nursing Home residents.
Mr. Rasmussen is preceded in death by his father, Peter Frederick Rasmussen (1943); mother, Zelma Fay Hooten Rasmussen West (2007); and his stepfather, Chester R. West (1984).
Eddie is survived by his brother, Fred D. Rasmussen and wife, Frankie; nephew, Michael Wayne Rasmussen and wife, Carolyn; great nephews: Blake and Grant Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Linda L. Moore; nephew, Chuck E. Moore and wife, Sandy; great niece, Amy Renee Moore; great nephews, Jonathan Moore and Charles Moore and wife, Amy Lynn; great-great nephew, Ryan Moore; niece, Cheryl Ann Moore Salinas and husband, John; great nephew, Romello Salinas and great niece, Madalyn Salinas; and many special cousins and friends who loved Eddie and will miss him very much.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael W. Rasmussen, Chuck E. Moore, Charles Moore, Jonathan Moore, John Salinas, Don Ware, Jerry Nix, James Nixon, Jay Mince and Roger Hooten.
Meadow View Church of Christ Youth Group
4100 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75150
- Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018
Eddie Wayne Rasmussen
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Dave and Joan Miller
July 13, 2018
Dear Fred and Frankie,
We were so sorry to learn that your brother Eddie Wayne passed from this life into eternity less than a week ago. We didn’t know Eddie Wayne but we felt like we did. We knew you treasured him and took such good care of him when he could no longer take care of himself. We were impressed reading the account of his life, his talents, skills and the way he developed them to benefit others, such as playing the piano for the nursing home residents. You will take comfort that Eddie Wayne is with his God.
We are sorry for your loss too. All of you loved Uncle Eddie. A family gathering just wasn’t the same without him there! All of you were such a blessing to him. No doubt he was a blessing to you too. Of course, you will miss him but we know you will remember all the good times you shared together as well.
To all: Please be assured of our prayers, especially on Sunday as you receive friends and family and then on Monday as you honor his life and lay him to rest. God bless you all.