Danny Rasmussen


Mr. Danny C. Rasmussen Sr., 77, husband of Patricia Sue “Grandma” Rasmussen and a resident of Capeville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1945, in Nassawadox, to the late Elroy C. Rasmussen and the late Maggie Delena Brown Stevens and his stepfather, Grover Stevens. After high school Danny joined the U.S. Army, serving as a mechanic before returning home and joining the railroad, where he worked for 30 years.

In the 1980s Danny was a firefighter and president of Cape Charles Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 56. Danny had a passion for wood carving, and despite losing his left arm one day while working on the railroad, he continued that passion. Many of his decoys can be found all around the Shore.

He loved to garden and always had plenty of tomatoes. He also enjoyed spending time with Johnathan, his grandson, on their shared hobbies. If you couldn’t find him, he was probably in the barn with his son, Elroy, working on one of their many projects they did together.

Danny is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Sue “Grandma” Rasmussen, to whom he was married for 58 years; grandson, Johnathan Talbott, who was just like a son to him; children, Elroy Rasmussen and his wife, Beth, Teresa Sellers and her husband, Robert, and Danny Rasmussen Jr. and his wife, Jessica; grandchildren, Cathleen Parker and her husband, Josh, Tyler Rasmussen, Jennifer Rasmussen and her fiancé, Dan, Benjamin Talbott and his wife, Jessalin, Danny Rasmussen III, Ivory Sellers, and Christopher Rasmussen; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Parker, Adriana Day, Danny J. Rasmussen, McKensiy Rasmussen, McKayla Rasmussen, and McKenna Rasmussen; siblings, Sharon Barber, Tommy Rasmussen, and Kathleen Stevens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial was held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, in Cape Charles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The American Legion Post 56, P.O. Box 357, Cheriton, VA 23316; Cape Charles Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 427, Cape Charles, VA 23310; or Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 41, Cheriton, VA 23316.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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