Philo Rasmussen, 85, of Redmond, died January 17, 1998, in Richfield, Utah.

He was born July 15, 1912, in Redmond, Utah, to Wilford and Kate Nelson Rasmussen. He married Velma Day, August 16, 1934, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a former and active member in the LDS Church. He and Velma worked as temple workers in the Manti LDS Temple for four years.He is survived by his wife, Velma of Redmond; children, Wendell Rasmussen (Gayle) of Salina, Phyllis Rush (Don) of Las Vegas, Jerilyn Despain (Wayne Ackerman) of Ft. Benton, Montana; Ronald Rasmussen (Marjorie) of West Valley City, LaVon Rasmussen (Becky) of Midvale, Elaine Gurr (Alan) of Aurora, Utah; 27 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lowell Rasmussen (Ruth), Ellis Rasmussen (Oda), LaRee Root, Camille Humphrey (Nyles), Day Rasmussen (Betty).

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 20, 1998, at 12 noon in the Redmond LDS Church. Friends may call Monday evening at the Warren R. Jensen Funeral Home in Salina from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Redmond City Cemetery.

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