Dallan Earl Rasmussen 76 of Preston, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Dallan was born March 25, 1944, in Preston, Idaho to Harvey Hans Rasmussen and Ramona Mae Talbot.
Dallan learned the value of hard work at a young age from hoeing sugar beets to stacking pea vines. He continued his legacy of hard work later in life by hauling hay to local dairies and ranches. Dallan completed four years of schooling at BYU in Sociology. It was there while performing in the play Aida that he met the love of his life, LuAnne McClellan. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 6, 1969.
Though Dallan enjoyed working hard he always tried to spend time with his family from camping trips, history tours, Bear Lake trips, to later in life fun trips with his wife. When Dallan "retired", he had the opportunity to serve with his wife for five years at the Logan LDS temple.
Dallan is survived by his wife LuAnne and his children Clint, Melanie (Kory) Hobbs, Mark, Annette (Nick) Vredeveld, Matt (Sabrina), Jon (Jamie), and Eric (Kristin) and sixteen grandkids and five great-grandkids. He is also survived by his sister Eilene. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and by his brother, Maynard.
Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral services will be for the immediate family only at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Franklin County Funeral Home. Masks are required. Anyone outside of the immediate family who wish to observe the funeral services may access a live feed at https://youtu.be/VEK9rMu6-Ag
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints temple construction fund.
Funeral arrangments are under the direction of Franklin County Funeral Home. Please share a favorite memory of Dallan or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute on this page.
"We send our love and thoughts to you at this time. Because Dallan was an expert working on the breech on the Howitzer, he inspired me to learn and work on it also. He was so strong he could just pick it up and heave it over in place. It took my whole arm heaved from my elbow. He was a physically strong man with tremendous strength. He was a giant of spiritual strength who was an example to all of us. Love you all ??"
"Dallan was a great man and we appreciate all the time he spent during the hay harvest to haul hay for our farm."
"Our heartfelt condolances to Dallan's family. He was respected in the Ward and neighborhood . May the Lord Bless and comfort you at this time of loss."
"Dallan was so good to me and my family when we lived in Preston. I enjoyed so many talks with him about life and principles of the gospel. The Lord has surely welcomed a good one home."
"To Dallan's family I send my condolences and hope that you will all find comfort. A big part of my childhood was watching the big truck loaded with hay. The Rasmussen family were wonderful neighbors. Jacqueline Carrico(Elmer and Shirley's daughter)"
"Dallan was a "...man after the Lord's own heart." He will be sorely missed here, but greatly received there! Fair winds, and following seas my friend and may the light of eternity shine brightly upon you...families are forever...even in-laws! Farewell--until we meet again!"
"I'm sorry to hear of Dallans passing. I got to know him while I worked at Grain Growers and enjoyed getting to visit with him, sometimes several times a week. Dallan was a good guy and customer.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. "
"So sorry to hear of your father's passing, Jon and Matt and family! sounds like he was a good guy and definitely helped raise some awesome men! Thoughts and prayers with you!"
"My memories of Dallas are of a giant of a man with a great work ethic, and honest integrity who loves people and loved the Lord with a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I loved visiting with him and hearing his many stories of faith and family when he came many times to our farm to deliver loads of heart to our dairy.
I will greatly miss him!
My condolences to Luann and family.