Larry L. Rasmussen, 72 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on July 8, 1948, in Independence, the son of Emmett Clarence and Wylmarie Ardel (Crawford) Rasmussen. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1966. He and the former Virginia Castleman were married in Independence on January 25, 1966. They later divorced. On February 14, 1990, he and the former Maureen Kinney were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They also later divorced. Mr. Rasmussen was a farmer. He also worked at Walnut Grove in Independence, sold insurance, and worked at Walmart in Cedar Rapids. He retired in 2012. He was the kind of person who enjoyed visiting with friends over coffee at local restaurants. And he dearly loved his pets.
Mr. Rasmussen is survived by 2 sisters, Karen (Rick) Sherrets and Diane Curry, both of Independence, his long-time friend, Diane White of Independence, 1 daughter-in-law, Christine Rasmussen of Hazleton, Iowa, several nieces and nephews, and his little dog, Peanut.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 son, James Rasmussen.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with Pastor Gary Wilson officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Friday at the White Funeral Home in Independence. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.