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UGA Extends Sympathy on Passing of Ken Rasmussen
The Utah Golf Association extends its sympathy to former UGA board member Clea Rasmussen on the sudden passing of her husband Ken Rasmussen this past Sunday.Clea played a key role in managing the affairs of the UGA for nine years. She has been a dependable volunteer in course rating and at tournaments ever since.”Our hearts go out to her at this time,” said Judy Allem, immediate past president of the UGA.Ken and Clea have been active members of Hidden Valley Country Club for many years and a Celebration of LIfe will be held at HVCC at 2 p.m. on Saturday after the funeral services.
Services will be held Saturday, March 16, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, SLC. A viewing will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. and an hour prior to the services.
The obituary as it appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune is reprinted below.
Ken Edgel Rasmussen1934 – 2013Ken Edgel “Edg” passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2013. He was born on November 26, 1934 to Ken D. and Bessie A. Rasmussen in Fountain Green, UT. They preceded him in death. Ken married Clea Keetch on January 18, 1977.Ken loved his childhood, his family, and friends. He was raised in Fountain Green and Garfield, UT. When he looked at the mountains he saw their rugged beauty, but always wondered what might be on the other side of that mountain. That curiosity lead him on a lifetime of travel adventures in the US, Mexico, Central America, and Europe. Everywhere Ken went he had fun, whether it was sledding on McKinley Hill, driving his prized red and white 1956 Oldsmobile, or spending weekends in pursuit of the perfect game of golf. He attended Cyprus High School and The University of Utah and was a talented athlete, playing football, handball, and skiing. Ken joined the Utah Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Sergeant and happily spent his overseas tour in France serving in an Army hospital. He was happy that the Army was “kind enough” to ship his 1956 Oldsmobile with him so that he and his friends could easily enjoy touring the countryside and towns of France and Germany.Ken spent memorable weekends at Hidden Valley Country Club enjoying friends and his favorite sport. He was an exceptional golfer and achieved a 7 handicap. To round out his athletic accomplishments, he was also a wonderful dancerKen loved everything about the business world and after working in the insurance business for many years, opened Bonneville Brokers, which he owned and operated for 16 years. He merged with American Insurance & Investment in 2000, and retired in 2008. He was highly regarded as a trusted advisor and risk manager in the insurance industry and was very proud to receive the Agent of the Year Award in 1997 from the Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents. Ken was an active member in many associations, including Blue Goose and Thunderbirds.Ken is survived by his wife, Clea, his son Jeff (Debra), daughter Jan Jensen, grandson Dallin Rasmussen, granddaughter Paige Rasmussen, three siblings Gay Rokich, Phil (Lois), Susan Amidon (David), 4 nephews and nieces and 7 great nephews and nieces.Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City. Friends may visit Friday, February 15, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m and one hour prior to services at Larkin Mortuary.A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Country Club, 11820 South Highland Drive, Sandy, UT.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ken’s name to The Utah Heart Association or to The Utah Cancer Specialists, 3838 S. 700 E., SLC 84106.