Akron, Iowa

Randy Rasmussen, 41, of Akron, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at a Sioux City hospital.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Akron. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Please wear red or Nebraska gear to the prayer service. Arrangements are under the direction of Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Randy Joseph Rasmussen was born in Akron, on Nov. 1, 1976, to Mark and Claudia (Lewison) Rasmussen. He was raised in Akron and graduated from Akron-Westfield High School in 1995. He then began his career as a heavy equipment operator at Higman Sand and Gravel, later known as LG Everist, and worked there until his health declined.

Randy enjoyed playing football in high school and was an avid Nebraska fan. He loved grilling food for his family and friends. He loved to travel, vacationing in Colorado, Cancun, and Las Vegas. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. His favorite time was spent with his daughter, River, and his nieces and nephew.

Randy is survived by his daughter, River; mother, Claudia Rasmussen of Akron; brother, Ryan Rasmussen of Hawarden, Iowa; sister, Kerri (Rob) Welch of Elk Point, S.D. and their children, Hannah, Hunter, and Harper; grandparents, Bill (Connie) Rasmussen of Sioux City, and Leo Cooper of Salix, Iowa; and cousins, extended relatives, and many friends.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Mark; grandmother, Barbara Cooper; grandparents, Richard and Lavina Lewison; and uncle, Brian Rasmussen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in memory of Randy to River Rasmussen c/o Peoples Bank, Akron, Iowa.

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