Elvin Dean Rasmussen passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 8, 2023, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, at the age of 89. We are grateful that he is free from his afflictions. Elvin was born in Lapoint, Utah on February 18, 1934, to Rulon Howell and Mary Ann Norton Rasmussen. He attended school at Uintah High School. While there he excelled in football and track. His senior year he won the state title in the mile run and was an all-state selection in football.
He married Wilda Marie Edlund on August 13, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with five children. They were later divorced. On June 19, 1981 Elvin and Sharrie DeWilde were married in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
He enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 and served until 1957. He flew the KC 97 refueler and loved being a pilot. He later owned his own plane and continued flying.
Elvin served as a Utah Highway Patrolman for 16 years. He enjoyed law enforcement and loved helping people that found themselves in need of help. Elvin and his brother Ray founded North Davis Cabinet in 1966. They excelled in operating and managing the business. It grew into a healthy manufacturing company that is still successful today. He retired in 2000 and enjoyed working on his farm and traveling. Elvin and Sharrie traveled to many different places. Thailand was his favorite!!
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved reading and studying. He crossed-reference many books in his studying of the gospel. He especially enjoyed attending the temple.
Elvin hunted, fished, camped, and loved spending time outdoors. He enjoyed ranching, farming and riding his horses. He loved showing all his farm animals to the students from the local elementary that would walk down for their field trips.
He loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandkids. When visiting Gramps, the kids and grandkids enjoyed listening to stories, eating ice cream and getting hugs and kisses. Elvin had a keen sense of humor and always had everyone laughing. He was blessed to keep his sense of humor until the very end! Elvin loved serving others in his neighborhood. Throughout his lifetime he helped many people improve their lives.
Elvin is survived by his wife, Sharrie; his children, Wayne (Jamie) Rasmussen, Karen (Kyle) Canty, and Diane (Mike) Sorenson; Sharrie’s children, Jan (Scott) Sackett, and Troy (Brandy) Eddy; 43 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, two sons, Neal and Val; and a grandson, Shane.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Clinton 15th Ward, 2841 West 1300 North, Clinton UT. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Clinton Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded.
The family would like to thank all the compassionate care givers from Visiting Angels, George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, and McKay Dee Hospital.