Monte Ray Rasmussen

August 29, 1952 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 69)


Monte Ray Rasmussen passed away Wednesday, June 8th, following a long-term health battle.
Monte was born August 29, 1952, in Montpelier, ID. Monte was a 1971 graduate of Soda Springs High School. He was a member of Rodeo Club and liked by his peers. One of his classmates recently remarked “being around Ray felt happy.” Following high school Monte attended the ISU Vo-Tech Auto Body program. He also worked for a candy company and Budweiser. After time, Monte found his calling with Bannock County working maintenance in all county buildings.
He was very active with NeighborWorks Pocatello and Alameda Neighborhood Association. He, with the help of neighbors and friends, fought and won to prevent a cell tower from being erected in Alameda Park across the street from his home. He was also a proponent of recycling helping the Bannock County Courthouse adopt a recycling program which was instrumental in the County adopting a recycling program.
Monte lived his life at the service of those he loved. His family and his animals were beloved to him. Monte was rarely seen without one of his dogs on his heels. He loved his dogs like the children he never had. Seuner was his long-time companion and favorite of all. Monte and Suener embarked on many journeys together including traveling Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Texas visiting family, hiking, cross country skiing, and much more. Following Suener, Monte enjoyed the company of Haley and, most recently, Pete. He spent countless hours at Bartz Field with him and Pete making friends for a lifetime. His kind heart also took in a stray cat, Baxter, Pete had adopted as a best buddy.
Monte was preceded in death by his father, Donald Myers Rasmussen Sr, his mother, LaPreal Roberts Rasmussen, many classmates, and his dogs, Suener and Haley.
He is survived by brother Donald (Marcia) Rasmussen Jr. of Libby, MT, sister Jeri Hlousek of Sheridan, WY, nephew Donald (Wendy) Blankenburg of Los Angeles, CA, niece Nyna (Jack) Cummings of Houston, TX, and great-nephew Wyatt Cummings of Houston TX.
His family would like to invite you to join a Celebration of Life at Alameda Park Wednesday, June 15th, beginning at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS.
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Celebration of Life
June 15, 2022

10:30 AM
Alameda Park
Wayne & E Pine
Pocatello, ID 83201

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