Edward Christ Rasmussen

January 14, 1939February 27, 2012

Edward C. Rasmussen, 73 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 after a prolonged illness. He was born January 14, 1939 in Elgin, Illinois and lived in Arizona for over 30 years. Edward was an ironworker by trade. He had many artistic talents and created beautiful works of art made from wood and leather that will be passed on for many generations. He was a member of the Ironworkers Union in Illinois. He volunteered with Pop Warner Football and Gilbert Little League, and had a heartfelt passion for rescuing and adopting pugs. He loved the outdoors and especially camping and boating with his family. Edward was known for his sense of humor and strong will.

He was preceded in death by his son Steven, his parents Edward Rasmussen and Bessie Deaton, and his sister Diana Murphy. He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years Sharon; his sister Marilyn Brummett; his children Tracy Stewart, Christina Boggs-Krupinski, and Edward Penuel; his son-in-laws Tom Krupinski and Craig Stewart; his grand children Brandon, Cassidy, Cole, Leah, Becky, James and Critter; his many nephew and nieces; his extended family in New York and Illinois; and his cherished friends he made over the years.

Edward will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed. We were blessed to have had such a loyal and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. We will cherish our memories forever.

Visitation for Edward will be held Sunday March 4th at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel 6747 E. Broadway Road Mesa Arizona from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 5th at 10:00am at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel 6747 E. Broadway Road Mesa Arizona, 480-830-4422, Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at City of Mesa Cemetery Celebration of his Life will be held following cemetery services at Tracy Stewart’s home.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2012

Edward Christ Rasmussen

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March 18, 2012

I'm not sure if this is the Sharon that used to work at ENI around 2000 - but in any case, I send my sympathy. If it is, I'd like to keep in touch - hopefully, you'll see this and get back to me!
Meri Berger Thomason

Susan & Minkee Gough

March 14, 2012

Thank you for sharing your beautiful self and your pugs with Minkee and I. We will remember your wonderful smile.

Joy Lucas

March 10, 2012

Sharon, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I just learned of Ed's passing last evening and was so shocked. I always enjoyed visiting with you and Ed at the Puggerfests and missed you last year.
Please know that me thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joy Lucas

Elaine Peterson

March 9, 2012

(((Sharon))) Just last night I read on Pug Stories a post from Mary that Ed has gone to join the pugs at the Rainbow Bridge. Those pugs will be delighted but I am shocked because I did not know his health had declined in the last months. I am so sorry. Ed will be so missed by you, his family and of course the beloved pugs.
Ed was one of the kindest men I have ever known. I am lucky to have known him. God bless you all in this sad time.

Robbie Barber

March 6, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Ed will be missed by all of us at AZ Lifts 4 Less, and we are all so honored to have had the chance to know him. God bless you all. AZ Lifts 4 Less

Terri Timm

March 4, 2012

Sharon and Tracy-I loved taking care of Ed when he came into the office. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Terri