Phil Rasmussen 1952 - January 18, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Phil Rasmussen, known to many as “Uncle Phil”, age 66 of Omaha, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019 following complications of a brief illness.

Visitation will be held in Omaha on Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler Funeral Home, West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., with services following at 11 a.m. Casual attire is welcomed.

Phil was born in Sioux City, in 1952, number six in a pack of twelve children born to Alfred Eugene “Gene” and Josephine (Becker) Rasmussen. It was there he learned to fish, a passion he carried throughout his life. Also a Civil War enthusiast and avid Husker fan, he graduated with a degree in history from the University of Nebraska. Always with a joke in hand, on any given day one could find Phil at the dock waiting for the fish to bite or trying a new recipe.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Jenny (Erik); grandchildren: Seamus, Avey, and Justus; sisters: Paula, Deanna, and Lorna; brothers: Marc, Neil, Tony, Martin and Keith; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and fishing friends.

Phil was preceded in death by his son, Deric; his parents; brothers: Gene, Vic, and Perry; and niece, Melissa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. A charitable organization will be selected at a later date.