Gerald Kenneth Rasmussen Jr. passed away June 21, 2013. He was born in New London, WI on March 20, 1943 to Gerald Kenneth Sr. and Nolda Rasmussen.September 1961 Gerald entered the U.S. Army and was an automotive maintenance technician. He served in many wars and was highly decorated, receiving National Defense Service Metal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, to name a few. After serving 20 years he was honorably discharged in 1981. While in Germany he met and fell in love with Brita Heide Martin and they married June 7, 1966. They had two beautiful children and spent 47 years together.January 1982 he enrolled at Central Texas College in Fort Hood, TX and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Management. Before entering the world of taxes he and Brita moved to Saudi Arabia, working for five years for Saudi Operations and Maintenance Company.Gerald was the ultimate Good Samaritan, always put people before himself. He had a gift of helping people work as a team, while managing a H&R Block, his team adored him. He enjoyed his simple life, kept it uncomplicated. He loved to take care of his yard, had a great sense of humor and was a true family man. Gerald is preceded by his parents Gerald Kenneth Rasmussen Sr., Nolda Rasmussen and a sister Judy Nett. Survivors; wife Brita Rasmussen, son Michael Rasmussen and wife Autumn, daughter Susan Pursley and husband Randy, grandchildren Joshua and Daniel Pursley; brothers Tom Rasmussen, Jack Rasmussen, Jim Rasmussen, Pete Rasmussen; sisters Joan Brinkman and Jane Lincoln.A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 9a.m.