Christian E. Rasmussen III

Christian E. Rasmussen III of Cutchogue died Aug. 5. He was 75.

The son of Christian Rasmussen II and Gladys (Heim), he was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Freeport.

Mr. Rasmussen received an associate degree in nursing. For two years, he served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of private. He was a Vietnam veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal. He also attended the U.S. Army Airborne School, and received the Sharpshooter and Expert marksmanship badges.

For over 20 years, Mr. Rasmussen worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Mattituck as a mail carrier.

Family members said he enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Florida and Virginia.

Predeceased by his father in 2008 and mother in 2012, Mr. Rasmussen is survived by his sons, Christian Rasmussen IV and James Rasmussen of Laurel; his sister, Gale Crawford of Greenport and a niece.

Arrangements were in the care of Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery.

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