Glenn Alvin Rasmussen, Age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024, after a battle with cancer. Glenn was born on October 19, 1936, in Stanley, WI, son of the late Robert and Wanda Rasmussen. Glenn attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1958. He also completed his MBA and worked in Chemical Engineering and Research throughout his career. Glenn married Charlotte Anderson in 1978.
Glenn loved the forest and being in nature. One of his pet projects was the tree farm he and Charlotte owned. An avid hunter of ducks, Glenn also enjoyed fishing in Canada, spending time hunting deer and simply spending time outside. Glenn often shared maple syrup with his friends and family made in his sugar shack in Ringle, WI.
Glenn was a loving, dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who also enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Vilas County. Time spent skiing the Indianhead Mountain with his family were treasured, followed by a low key evening reading by the fire.
Glenn was involved with Rotary and received the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. He also found passion in inspiring learning in others, and he spent time tutoring children in the Thorp School System. During his time working at Borregaard Corp, they named him an “honorary Norwegian” due to the extended time he spent in Norway assisting that company in learning how to reproduce the successes Lignatech had.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughter: Charrie (William) Bresin in Rogers, Minnesota, son: Andrew Rasmussen in Southeast Asia; grandchildren: Emma Bresin of Des Moines, Iowa and Aksel Bresin, student at UW Madison; and one sister, Carol Westlie of Seattle, Washington as well as his brothers and sisters in law.
Glenn is preceded in death by his parents, his parents in law and his nephew.
The family plans to hold a memorial service in the summer. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, and his memory will be treasured.
Memorial service details will be posted as they become available. Please check back.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home, Chippewa Falls or the Fisher House Wisconsin in Glenn’s memory.