James Gordon Rasmussen, age 73, of Boyceville, WI, passed away in an accident on June 26, 2022 doing what he loves, taking care of his land. James was born in Brookings, SD to parents George and Virginia Rasmussen. After graduating from high school he was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served for 2 years. In 1968 he married the love of his life Sonia Gay Miller – it was the love of a lifetime. He went on to work construction building many houses, a family, and later took a position at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater as a carpentry instructor where he worked for over 29 years in the educational program.