Gene L. Rasmussen

Gene L. Rasmussen Gene L. Rasmussen, 60, of Vermillion, SD passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls. Gene was born March 11, 1948 in Sioux Falls to L.W. "Bill" and Marjorie (Thorson) Rasmussen. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1966 and went on to get his associates degree from Southern State College in Springfield.  He married Susan Anderson on October 30, 1970 in Vermillion and served in the Army from 1970-1972.  Gene had been the General Manager and part-owner of the Farmer's Elevator in Vermillion for many years, working alongside his father, Bill. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Susan, of Vermillion; three sons, Michael (Cherie) of Dakota City, NE, Jeffrey (Jessie) of Tea, SD, and Eric of Vermillion; and twin daughters, Kristen Rasmussen of Chicago, IL and Kimberly Rasmussen of Corvallis, OR.  He is also survived by two brothers, W. Dennis (Beverly Ann) of Bluffton, SC and Craig (Katherine) of Vermillion; and five grandchildren, Madeline, Bennet, Evan, Emily, and Ryan. Funeral Service were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation began one hour before the service at the church. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.  For online condolences and obituary, please visit

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