Town and Country, MO. – Arthur Lind Rasmussen, 78, of Town and Country, MO, died peacefully on April 13, 2020. Art will be remembered for his bright smile, his easy-going demeanor, and his ability to make those around him laugh. He loved nature and was a skilled outdoors-man with a passion for hunting, fishing and target shooting. Art was also a talented woodworker, who loved spending time in his workshop honing his craft. Art had a life-long love of learning, and for sharing his experiences with those around him. He had a gift for keen observation and for bringing his adventures and experiences to life with humor. He was a cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who loved spending time with his children and their families.
Born February 17, 1942 in Chicago, IL, to Arthur Lindville and Jenny Lind Rasmussen, Art was the middle of their three children. The family soon moved to Park Ridge, IL, where Art enjoyed playing catcher at different levels of baseball and began developing an interest in veterinary medicine. After graduating from Maine Township East High School, Art attended the University of Illinois. He was married to Kay Walker in Park Ridge, IL in 1965. She taught elementary school in Urbana while Art studied Veterinary Medicine, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. After graduating, Art served in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant at US Kenner Army Hospital in Ft. Lee, Virginia. Upon the completion of his service, Art and family moved to Connecticut where he practiced small animal medicine until his retirement. In 2007, Art relocated to Town and Country, MO, where he enjoyed going to the range, studying the bible and spending time with his sister and his many nieces and nephews.
Art is survived by his daughters, Jill Hawkins and her husband Erik, Jenny Hubbard and her husband Tommy, and son Mark Rasmussen. He was a loving grandpa to Ben, Lily, Brooke, Jack, Cayden and Avery and loving brother to Sandy Cobb and Janet Hilgers. Art was a beacon of light to all who knew him, and he will be missed.