Armand G. Rasmussen

Dec. 31, 1928 - Oct. 26, 2009

Armand G. Rasmussen of North Prairie passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 80 years old.

Armand was born in Waupaca on Dec. 31, 1928, the son of Arvy and Cleo (nee Jones) Rasmussen. On Oct. 8, 1948, he married Joan Mayer at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Armand was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a former instructor for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a former Scout master in North Prairie. For 13 years, Armand was a volunteer firefighter for the North Prairie Fire Department and was one of their fist emergency medical technicians. He loved hunting and fishing, and he was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; his children, Neal (fiancee Cindy), Dawn (Bruce) Rademan, Ann (Stephan) Golish, Arvy (Penny) and Julie (Wyatt Sr.) Watson; a sister, Bonnie Gerdes; a sister-in-law, Adele (Dennis) Wiencek; a daughter-in-law, Darlene Rasmussen; and 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon memorial service Thursday, Oct. 29, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at

(Freeman - Oct. 27, 2009)