Lawrence R. "Larry" Rasmussen

Lawrence R. "Larry" Rasmussen, age 69, of Fond du Lac, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.

He was born July 7, 1936 in Milwaukee, the son of Elmer and Hilda (nee Pfister) Rasmussen. Larry attended school in Menomonee Falls. He then married Barbara Katzfey and together they farmed for 15 years in the Hartford area. Moving to Allenton, he was employed by Kruepke Trucking, retiring in 1976. He married Mary Hartwig in 1977 and they moved to the Theresa area, where they owned and operated the "Chopper Shop." Larry retired in the late 1990s.

He enjoyed traveling, fishing, time spent driving, working on his 1957 Nash Ambassador and his dog, Rascal. He was a former member of Teamster Local 200.

He is survived by three sons, Lawrence E. (Cheryl) of Campbellsport, David of Fond du Lac and Dwayne of Cudahy; three daughters, Donna (Richard) Scherer of Allenton, Elaine (David Sr.) Gloede of Campbellsport and JoAnn (Joseph) Vogel of Mayville; one step-son, Lonnie Hartwig (friend Dawn Wenzel) of Mayville; two sisters-in-law, Arlene (Marvin) Twardokus of Hartford and Louise (Charles) Wagner of Mayville; one brother-in-law, Ervin Butzlaff of Mayville; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; one daughter in infancy; a brother, Ken; and a stepson, Dennis Hartwig.

Visitation will be Monday, April 10, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. at Cottrill Funeral Home in Mayville, with the funeral service to follow. Reverend Geoffrey Hoy will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.

Cottrill Funeral Home is serving the family.