May 17, 1942 — Sept. 29, 2013
Larry was born in Mullen, Neb., to Alvin Rasmussen and Myrtle Hauck. Larry graduated from Kennewick High School in 1961 and lived in Richland until 1986, when he moved to Touchet. He remained a formative figure in Touchet for nearly 30 years making a ton of great friends – initially as the proprietor of the local Texaco Tavern, as well as through his small business, TrailsEnd Ironworks, after his retirement from S&W Fine Foods.
Larry was a kind man who always went out of his way to help just about anyone, as long as it didn’t interfere with “Golf Tuesday.” He was a skilled craftsman, creating many beautiful pieces of art using his iron-working skills taught to him by his father. He was also a great handyman who was always busy working a variety of projects for himself, his family or his friends. Larry also had a passion for his automobiles and was always in a love/hate relationship with his ‘56 Chevy, which he spent countless hours restoring to perfection.
Larry loved his children greatly and enjoyed traveling to Washington State University for Dad’s weekend to ensure his kids were making the most of their education by passing HOPS 101. Most recently, Larry loved spending time with his grandchildren, who love and will miss him dearly.
Larry is survived by his daughter, Traci Rugg (Jim); son, K.C. Rasmussen (Teri); and grandchildren, Lexi, Jaden and Keanu. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Helen Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia (DSAMC).
A celebration of Larry’s life is planned for Oct. 10, 2013, from 3-5 p.m. at the Country Gentleman, Kennewick.