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RUST, Wilbur 1911-1985


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Wilbur Rust, Former County Auditor, Dies

Wilbur Rust passed away at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, January 5.

In 1962, he became the Grundy County Auditor, a position he held for 22 years, from 1962 to 1984. He was in the public service work for 53 years. They made their home in Grundy Center in 1963. He also was an independent insurance agent for 36 years.

Funeral services were held at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center on Tuesday, January 8 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Kermit Rye officiated.

Wayne Arends sang "Asleep In Jesus," and "Rock of Ages." He was accompanied by Mrs. Bernard Schnell. The congregation sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Onward Christian Soldiers." The organist was Mrs. Kermit Rye, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Donald Schildroth, Donald Kampman, Don Kleibenstein, Herman Lupkes, Lloyd Dreesman and Glenn R. Dieken.

Ushers were Art Flater, Henry Bergman and Clarence Voss. Mrs. Art Flater and Mrs. Vernon Reinicke were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mr. Rust was born on August 4, 1911 on a farm in Colfax township, Grundy county, the son of Henry R. and Martha Stoehr Rust. He attained the age of 73 years, five months and one day. He grew up in Colfax township and graduated from the Wellsburg high school in 1927. He then started teaching.

On January 1, 1936, at the Lutheran Church in Holland, he was united in marriage to Fannie Meyer. He continued to teach in rural schools throughout the county for 31 years.

He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, past president of the Grundy Center Lions Club, a director and county representative of the Red Cross, and had held several offices including president of the Iowa Association of County Officers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harm R. Rust.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie; daughter and son-in-law, Wondella and Larry Williams of Cedar Rapids; one granddaughter, Antonia Williams; and by one brother, Samuel Rust of Grundy Center.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 January 1985, pg 1


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