1946 - December 20, 2010
I am very sad to let everyone know that John Rasmussen's wife, Bunny died Monday, December 20, 2010.
Bunny was present at every Anchorage Race. She ran the sales of items in the club house. John has been the rock of the ASDRA club. He especially has extended great efforts in maintaining the race trail, many times by himself. John is the first and last person to greet every musher handing out and collecting bibs for every race.
Please send cards to John Rasmussen at 9741 Elmore Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
The service will be Monday December 27, 2010 at 2:00
From Anchorage Daily News:
Myrtle "Bunny" Rasmussen, 64, died Dec. 20, 2010, at home in Anchorage.
A visitation will be held in her honor at noon, with a service at 2 p.m., Monday at Legacy Funeral Home's Kehl's Chapel, 11621 Old Seward Highway.
Myrtle was born in 1946 in Unalakleet and graduated from high school at Mt. Edecumbe near Sitka. Later, she moved to Fairbanks and then to Anchorage.
Myrtle worked hand in hand with her husband, John Rasmussen, with the Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association's junior and senior mushers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wasillie and Esther Agibinik; brothers, Martin, Walter, Waldon and Jake; nephew, Gabe Agibinik Jost; and daughter, Norma Jean Rasmussen.
She is survived by her husband, John Richard Rasmussen; son, Wesley; daughter-in-law, Wanda; daughter, Arlene Anderson of Michigan; granddaughters, Alexis Walkins and Jessica Gibson; grandson, John Thomas Claxton; great-granddaughter, Sierra Lynn Walkins; sisters, Carrie Agibinik and Ella Beach; and aunts, Marge Moore and Rena Anawrok.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 3851 Piper St., Suite U-240, Anchorage 99508, 277-8610, would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes.
Please refer http://asdra.org/breakingnews.html for more information as it comes available.
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