Thomas Tom L. Rusk

Thomas Tom L. Rusk

August 16, 1943 - April 12, 2022

Thomas “Tom” L. Rusk, 78, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on August 16, 1943, the son of John and Leona (Baker) Rusk in Jefferson County, Iowa. Tom was united in marriage to Donna Grace Hendricks on January 26, 1964. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2006. He worked at Dexter Foundry in Fairfield for 40 years and owned and operated Rusk Construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and training bird dogs.

Tom is survived by his children, Edward (Bea Snow) Rusk and Terri Camelin, his grandchildren, Rayven (Justin Watkinson) Rusk, Darean Rusk, Justine (Cody) Woodsmall, Rachel (Aron) Davis and Megan (Kaitlyn McAtee) Anderson, his great grandchildren, Harley and Maddox Watkinson, Alisha, Jayden, Serenity, Skyler, and Anarra Woodsmall, Donna Davis and Nova Anderson, along with his sisters, Marian Laughlin and Charlotte (Joe) McLain.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers and sisters, Joyce Snore, Mitchell Rusk and Christine Ogden and one niece, Lisa McLain.

Tom’s family will host a celebration of his life on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Libertyville, Iowa from 11:30 until 1 p.m. There will be a lunch served at 1 p.m. Private family burial will be held in the Grant Cemetery.

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