Robert Irving Rasmussen preferred to be known by Bob after living over 50 years in Lake
Havasu City passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 76
surrounded by people who loved him. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Irving & Margaret
Rasmussen on July 26, 1943 he grew up in Minnesota. He is survived by is his wife of 54 years
Geraldine (Johnson) Rasmussen, sister JoAnn (Rasmussen) Harvey, daughter and son in law
Lyn & Shawn Demaret, son Erik Rasmussen, grandchildren Jakob Holmes, Brianna Demaret,
Sadie Holmes and Justin Demaret. During high school he met, dated and married Geri. He
had dreams of becoming an architect while attending college. Although he never graduated he
did design and build three homes. His college aspirations were put on hold when his father
convinced Bob and his wife Geri to trailblaze to the middle of the desert, leaving all that snow
behind and open a local community bank The State Bank in Lake Havasu City. During his time
in Lake Havasu City he helped found the first London Bridge Rotary Club, the Chamber of
Commerce, Partnership of Economic Development and Community Fund later changed to
United Way. After selling the bank he and Geri had several different ventures ranging from an
art gallery, to consulting business and then back into the Banking industry with Mohave State
Bank. Beyond his banking years Bob was avid artist creating many different wood sculptures
and designs. A few that he even turned into bronzes. He loved being dragged all over the
world by his wife, working in the yard on landscaping and spending time with family and friends.
People that knew him the best describe his as kind, unique and a patient gentleman.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card go to www.sendoutcards.com/lietzfraze.