Born: 19 Dec 1936
Died: 17 Jan 2012
At the age of: 75
Spouse: Norma Rasmussen
Children: Rod, Nevada, Gary, Troy (TJ) Todd
Parents: Knud Julius Rasmussen, Eleanor Lloyd Rasmussen
Lloyd LeRoy “Schooney” Rasmussen, age 75, of Kimberly, formerly of the Mini-Cassia area, left this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at BridgeView Estates in Twin Falls.
He was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Malta, Idaho, the son of Knud Julius and Eleanor Lloyd Rasmussen. His family moved to the Jackson District east of Rupert in 1939, where his father worked as the ditch rider. Schooney received and completed his education in Rupert.
His early years were spent with several cousins riding horses and camping in the mountains around Albion. His love for fishing and hunting continued throughout his life. He retired from Kraft Foods and then worked at custom farming prior to completing his working career at Northside Canal Company.
He was proud of his sons and grandsons — especially of their service in the United States Navy. In the past six years, he and his wife, Norma, did some traveling and spent the winter months in Arizona. He made many new friends and always enjoyed being with people. He also took up a new hobby — painting.
Schooney was an active member of Eternal Life Christian Center in Twin Falls and loved his church family, cherishing the many hours spent with them.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Norma Rasmussen of Kimberly; his sons, Rod (Chantelle) Rasmussen, Nevada Kim Rasmussen, Gary Rasmussen, Troy “TJ” (Tammy) Rasmussen and Todd Rasmussen; his stepdaughters, Ebera (Brett) Titmus, Elisa (Vincent) Blommer and Heidi (John) Hanchey; grandchildren, Zachary, Jedidiah, Malachai, Michael, Justin, Gerrod and Austin Rasmussen; step-grandchildren, Chelsea (Logan) Klass, Chase Larkin, Johnny Hanchey, Lindsey Hanchey and Kandace Gabiola; one brother, Blaine J. (Lois) Rasmussen of Rupert; a sister, Roberta (Ernest) VanEvery of Rupert; and his sister-in-law, Maxine Rasmussen of Rupert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Melvin Lamar “Moon” Rasmussen and Robert Rasmussen; and his sister, Carole Rogers.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Eternal Life Christian Center, 451 Orchard St. in Twin Falls. Burial will follow at the Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta, where Schooney will be placed next to his little brother, Robert.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.