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Obituary: Calvin Everrett Rasmussen

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Calvin Everrett Rasmussen 1924 ~ 2006 Calvin Everrett Rasmussen, age 82, passed away peacefully at home with his family near after a long illness on Sunday, October 29, 2006. Calvin was born on September 1, 1924, in Salina, Utah to Clayton and Mary Ellen Westenskow Rasmussen. He married Verda June Jensen on August 12, 1946 in Richfield, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on February 14, 1958. Calvin was a member of the "greatest generation" and served honorably during World War II in the Adriatic- Pacific Theater of Operations with General Kruger's Sixth Army in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands from 1943-45. Calvin enjoyed his work as a tanker driver and was employed by Premium Oil for 43 years. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, June, and working in his workshop and garden. He was a member of the American Legion for 46 years. Calvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, June, and children: Calleen (Warren) Coiner, Titusville, Florida; Royce Calvin (Julie Ann), South Jordan; Steven Kim (Karlene), West Jordan; and Becky (Gary) Downey, Orem; 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen (Tom) McCullough, and a brother, Neal (Delora) Rasmussen, all from Las Vegas, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hal, and two sisters, Darlene and Anita. Funeral services will be held on. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, 12:00 noon, at the Riverton 5th Ward Chapel, 1955 W. 13400 S., Riverton, Utah, under the direction. of Broomhead Funeral Home. A viewing will precede the funeral on Saturday from 11-11:45 a.m. A viewing will also be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12590 S. 2200 W. in Riverton. Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 140. Burial will be at the Riverton City Cemetery. The family expresses their appreciation to the wonderful caregivers of CNA Hospice for their loving kindness and attention.