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 Bernard Anton Rasmussen

Bernard Anton Rasmussen

Birth
Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Dec 1946 (aged 49)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot A, 9a, 1
Memorial ID 133233 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, December 11, 1946
page 13

ELECTEE DIES IN MIDVALE AT AGE OF 49
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B. A. Rasmussen...Death cut short promising political career.

Midvale - B. A. Rasmussen, 49, Midvale mayor since 1944 and Salt Lake county commissioner-elect, died of a heart ailment at his Midvale residence Tuesday at 6:45 a.m.
Well and in good spirits Monday evening, Mr. Rasmussen suffered a heart attack Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. when he was returning to his room after getting up to investigate the movement of a car from his driveway, soon after which, according to members of his family, he succumbed. At the time of his death, his wife, Mrs. Gladys Beckstead Rasmussen, and his son, Duane D. Rasmussen, former major in the U.S. Army, were present.
Mr. Rasmussen was an outstanding Midvale civic leader, and in the November general elections was elected as a Republican two-year Salt Lake county commissioner to succeed Gwyne Page. He had resigned his Midvale mayoralty only last Thursday, which vacancy was filled when the Midvale city council appointed Tyler R. Vincent as mayor, effective Jan. 1. Mr. Rasmussen had been elected and installed mayor Jan. 1, 1944.

BORN IN DRAPER
A resident of Midvale since 1916, Mr. Rasmussen was born in Draper March 21, 1897, a son of Anton and Marie Rasmussen, early Utah pioneers. He received his early education in Midvale public schools and was graduated from Draper junior high school. He moved to Midvale in 1916, where he married Gladys Beckstead of Midvale, Aug. 13, 1919, shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Army.
Particularly active in Midvale beautification projects, Mr. Rasmussen had served continously on the city council since 1924, except for two terms. He was the first president of the Mid-Flora club, an organization he was instrumental in founding.
As a member of the field artillery during World War I, Mr. Rasmussen served 18 months in the U.S. Army, most of which time was spent at Camp Lewis, Wash. After his discharge he became a charter member of Jordan post No. 35, American Legion, becoming commander in 1934.

OPENS OWN STORE
After gaining experience in the grocery business by working for his uncle, P. C. Rasmussen, he opened his own Midvale retail food store in 1937, naming it Bern's Super-Foods. Mr. Rasmussen had varied economic interests, owning a farm in Butlerville, a ranch in southern Utah, and a part ownership in the Ward Leasing Co. of Delta, a manganese mine.
Mr. Rasmussen had been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for several years. He served in the Midvale LDS Second ward bishopric for 13 years, and at the time of his death was a member of the East Jordan LDS stake high council for five years.
Survivors in addition to his widow include a son and a daughter, Duane B. Rasmussen and Gloria Rasmussen, Midvale; seven brothers and sisters, Rasmus Rasmussen, Sandy; L. N. Rasmussen and Mrs. Agnes Fitzgerald, both of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Bertha Brown, Twin Falls; Mrs. Vera Lambert, Lehi, and Mrs. Edith Stringfellow and E. M. Rasmussen, Draper.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Midvale Second LDS ward by A. J. Sabey, bishop. Friends may call at the family residence Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday prior to services. Burial will be in Midvale City Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Anton Rasmussen (21 Mar 1897–10 Dec 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133233, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .