Manford "Butch" Rasmussen, 82, of Culbertson, MT, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 surrounded by his family at the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston is assisting the family.
Manford was born July 18th, 1935 at the family farm north of Culbertson to Walter and Wilhelmina Rasmussen.
He married Shirley Jensen on June 9th, 1957 at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church and they were blessed with 2 children, Dean and Julane.
He had polio as a young boy and spent 3 months in the hospital recovering from it and many more months doing rehabilitation. But that did not stop him from doing everything he wanted to do as he was one tough boy. He always told the story about when he and a few others that had polio were in the hospital and would have wheelchair races and even chase the nurses!
Manford was a farmer his entire life until the later years when he retired from farming. He also raised chickens, pigs, horses and cattle. He also did custom combining for many farmers. His favorite time of the year was Harvest. How he loved combining the wheat and hauling it to the bins. He was a mechanic and also an excellent carpenter. He added on to the farm house and built cupboards for many people. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and many weekends were spent fishing and camping at various lakes. He enjoyed playing pool and won many pool tournaments. He loved reading and many times you could find him sitting in his recliner by the window with a book in his hand. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren for rides in his ranger.
Manford’s passing has left a huge sadness in all of our lives. He will be greatly missed. We take comfort in knowing he has been reunited with his family and loved ones who made the journey before him knowing that we will see him again, all in God’s time. He is now pain free and not suffering.
Manford was preceded in death by his father, Walter; his mother, Wilhelmina; brother, Norman and sisters, Helen and Wilma.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; his son, Dean Rasmussen (Maxine); daughter, Julane Poland; granddaughter, Erin Solem (David); grandson, Jared Poland (Charity); grandson, Colter Stradinger (Sassy); granddaughter, Karissa Rasmussen; and great grandchildren, Carson Solem, Brooks Solem, Flint Solem and Kendal Poland. He is also survived by his sister, Janet McNett and numerous nieces and nephews.
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