Richard M. Rasmussen, 83, of Huntley died peacefully May 17, 2023.
Richard was born May 22, 1939, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the son of Maurice and Beatrice Rasmussen. In 1963 he married Lorraine Battaglia. From a young age Richard dreamed about owning and operating his own business. With the support of his wife, he started a business in his basement with just three employees. He continued to grow his own telecommunications business. He loved all things Green Bay, especially the Green Bay Packers. He and Lorraine have lived in Sun City for over 18 years and during that time he was active in the neighborhood and the Train club, and Investment club. He loved John Deere Tractors and his golf cart. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lorraine, his children Karen (Jim) Hanlon and Rick (Jill) Rasmussen, by his three grandchildren, Drew, Tessa, and Jack, by his brothers,
Marlin (Pat) Rasmussen, John (Sue) Rasmussen, Dave (Debbie) Rasmussen and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robin and sisters, Jean, and Sharon.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 1-4pm with a service at 3:00pm all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
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Lorraine and family we are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a nice and fun loving guy we will keep all of you in our prayers.
Lorraine, Karen and Ricky, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I have so many fond memories of him over the years; Wagon Wheel, 4 of July picnic, all of the cruise trip photos, the video of my mom's 50th birthday and so many more. He was a wonderful and loving friend to my family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts. Sending my love, Julie
You were a great neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed. My condolences to your family.
Lorraine and family, you have our deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person. Know that our thoughts are with you at this sorrowful time.
Dear Lorraine, Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. Dick always gave a friendly welcome when we saw him, and his smile was contagious. Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.
I knew Dick when he was Marine 2 way radio manager at Chicago Communications. I was his sales contact at Motorola Marine (Modar) . He was a great guy to do business with and just hang out with. Always a great sense of humor and knew his business . The 4 of us had a memorable night out in August, 1979 after he helped me out in prepping for a TV show . I always enjoyed spending time and working with Dick ; my sympathies to Lorraine and family.