We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Troutman Funeral Home
Laurence "Larry" Rasmussen, 81, of Statesville, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House after a brief but serious illness.
Larry was born on February 4, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. He relocated to Florida in 1986 and to North Carolina in 2007, where his son Steven and daughter-in-law Shari gave him the beautiful opportunity to care for Ann, who had become ill.
He was the son of the late Laurence Joseph Rasmussen, Sr. and Rose Astrello Rasmussen. He attended St. Therese Catholic Church and later St. Philip the Apostles Catholic Church while living in Statesville. Mr. Rasmussen was a retired letter carrier for USPS, where he was recently presented with his 60-year pin from the National Association of Letter Carriers and was a Veteran of the US Army. Larry was a devoted and loving husband to Ann. He gave of himself selflessly to his 5 children and their spouses. The memories he gave his grandchildren will comfort them and put a smile on their faces in the days and years ahead.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Rasmussen, and two brothers, Edward and Michael.
Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé, Linda Kay Wingler, five children; Christine Hillick (Terry), Laurence "L.J" Rasmussen (Cris), Michael Rasmussen (AnnaLisa), John Rasmussen(Tammie), Steven Rasmussen (Shari), three siblings; Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Suffel, Connie Trusnovec (Michael), Ronnie Rasmussen (Brigitte), and sister-in-law, Laura Rasmussen. Also, surviving are his ten grandchildren; Erica Marchetti (Steven), Olivia Gustafson (Nicholas), Michael (Elizabeth), Jonathan (Joelle), Stephanie, Laurence "L.J" (Leslie), Taylor, Danielle (Alex), Matthew, and Anthony. He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren: Owen, Amelia, and Giuliana.
If you couldn't find Larry at the beach or on the dance floor, he could be found volunteering at one of several charitable organizations such as The Lamb Foundation, My sister's House Ministries, or Habitat for Humanity.
Larry lived a full and active life, he loved unconditionally and always put his family and loved ones first.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 16 at Troutman Funeral Home from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral mass will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, August 17 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Mark officiating.
Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice at 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or the Lamb Foundation of NC, Inc. at 6420-A1 Rea Rd 312, Charlotte, NC 28277.
Gordon Hospice House
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625
Lamb Foundation of NC, Inc
6420-A1 Rea Rd 312, Charlotte NC 28277