Marvin J. Rasset, Annandale


Marvin J. Rasset, age 93 of Annandale, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at his residence.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Michael Kwatera and Dec. Ron Freeman officiating.  Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service, Saturday, at the church. 
Marvin John Rasset was born on November 28, 1920, in Maple Lake to Joseph and Leah (LaFave) Rasset.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake.  Marvin married Grace V. Olson on February 12, 1945, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale.  He was a member of St. Ignatius, where he was a Eucharistic Minister for 12 years and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was one of the original members of the Annandale Lions Club and served on the Annandale Fire Department for 25 years.  He was a long-time member of the Annandale Conservation Club and Trap Shooting Team; he was one of the 5 shooters on the winning trap team that brought home the Wright County Trophy.
Marv farmed, worked as a bartender for 9 years and was co-owner of the Annandale Hatchery and Produce for 35 years.  He owned and operated Marv’s Bait Shop for 17 years along with his wife and children; it is now known as Little Jim’s Bait Shop.  Marv retired in 1981 and moved into the city of Annandale where he lived his remaining years. 
He enjoyed auctions and flea markets.  He was a very social person and loved bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening, selling his auction treasures, singing and yodeling, playing cards, and most importantly, having a good laugh and visiting with his family and friends.
Marvin was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and was everyone’s friend.  He was especially known for his hearty laugh, cheery disposition and out-going personality.  He will be deeply missed by all that loved and knew him.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Grace; children, James (Bonna) Rasset of Ortonville, Bonnie (Dean) Hoglund, Dennis (Mary Lou) Rasset, and Don (Sue) Rasset all of Annandale; Patricia Rasset of Edina and Dave (Shelley) Rasset of Annandale; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by six brothers, four sisters and one granddaughter.
Music for the service was provided by St. Ignatius Music Ministry and Pat Freiberg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.