Daniel B. Rasmussen age 77, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Friday, February 25, 2022 at Methodist Fremont Health. A Celebration of Daniel’s life will be held Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm at the Hooper Senior Center in Hooper. Memorials in his name may be directed to the Uehling Fire-Rescue or the Oakland-Craig Public Schools Foundation. Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont in charge of arrangements.
Daniel was born June 13, 1944 in Fremont to Morgan and Irene ‘Stork’ Rasmussen. He was raised on the family farm near Spiker, NE and his love of God began at summer bible schools. While attending Hooper High School, many of Dan’s days were spent working hard on the family farm. Countless hours working at the Rasmussen Feed Mill and in the cattle yards resulted in him having enough money to purchase
his first car, a bright red 1958 Chevy Corvette. His love of cars and specifically Corvettes continued throughout his life.
Following high school his life was a flurry of attending Universal Trade School in Omaha, working as a mechanic for Jack Golder in Hooper, joining the US Army Reserves, and Drag Racing with his brother, Steven, in Kearney, Sioux City, Blair, Lincoln, and Omaha. Dan and Linda (Dearmin) started dating during this time, married in 1967,
welcomed daughter Wendy in 1969, and enjoyed 54 years of loving each other. Dan and his brother Steven formed Rasmussen Brother’s Automotive and served the Fremont area for several years before moving back to the family farm in 1975. After life threw him a couple curveballs, Dan took his auto repair talents to Lyons Nebraska where he lived and served until 2003.
After retiring in 2006, Dan enjoyed car club meetings with the Wild Bunch, attending car shows, giving dogs way too many treats, holding bible studies with friends, daily walks with Wendy and spending time with Linda. Drag racing was always a great outlet for Dan’s love of cars. Whether it was racing their 1960 Bel Air, the Logghe front engine dragster, tuning engines for numerous customers, or being crew chief on Wendy’s super comp dragster, he loved it all.
While the final years of Dan’s life was not without difficulty, he continued to show that he was always guided by God and a determination to do the right thing. His final gift to his family was the unknown start of a book about his life, his love of God and how very lucky he was in his time on this earth. Thank you Dan.
Wife – Linda of Oakland
Daughter – Wendy (Marc) Rexroad of Oakland
Brother – Roland Rasmussen of Blair
Sisters-in-law – Gene Rasmussen of Fremont
Vicki Geisler of Lincoln
Deborah Mayo of Lincoln
nieces, nephews and other family.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, brothers David and Steven Rasmussen and sister Delores Ohms.