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Jack Lee Rusco

Thursday, January 31, 2019
5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Friday, February 1, 2019
12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M.
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Friday, February 1, 2019
1:00 P.M.
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Jack Lee Rusco, 88 of Lenox, Iowa formerly of Glenwood, Iowa passed away January 26, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born on July 26, 1930 near Blockton, Iowa. Jack graduated from Conway High School. Following his education, he faithfully served his country in the Navy from 1949-1953. During his time in the service, he was united in marriage to Nancy Lee Bartrem on December 31, 1952 in Bedford, Iowa. After his honorable discharge, they moved to Kansas City, Kansas. In 1960, he moved to a farm community in Lenox, Iowa. In 1985 the couple moved to Glenwood, Iowa. Jack returned to Lenox in 2017.

Jack was employed as a parts manager for heavy highway construction materials. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, dancing and singing. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lenox United             Presbyterian Church. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Preceded in death by wife Nancy, parents Turner and Bessie Rusco Stitt, step-father Leland Stitt, siblings Mildred (Robert) Norton, Royal (Bea) Rusco, Marjorie (Tom) Christensen, daughter-in-law Lorelei Rusco, brothers-in-law Eldon Gould and James Jincks. Survivors include his children Stephen Rusco of Gravity, Iowa; Michael (Roxanne) Rusco of Omaha, Nebraska; Robert Rusco of Glenwood, Iowa; Susan Rusco of Malvern, Iowa; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Beverly Gould and Peggy Jincks. Special friend Gert Trost, extended relatives and friends.The family would like to express their gratitude to the Vintage Park Assisted Living in Lenox and the doctors and nurses at both CHI and Methodist Health systems for the wonderful care given to Jack and his family.

Memorials may be directed to The American Heart Association or St. Jude Cancer Research.

Interment, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

10 Condolences

  • Carolyn Dillenburg Posted January 27, 2019 4:57 pm

    I have special regards for Mr. Rusco. His family will be in my prayers.

  • Jill Breach Posted January 27, 2019 5:17 pm

    Jack was a very special Gramps to our grandchildren and to our son-in-law Charlie. I always enjoyed visiting with him in his later years. What a very nice man! He will be greatly missed!

  • Jim & Shirley Miller Posted January 27, 2019 7:13 pm

    Our deepest sympathy for the family. Sending prayers ????????????<

  • Lynne Maben Posted January 28, 2019 5:46 pm

    My sympathies to all the families of Jack. I got to come to know and love this man. I will definitely miss our visits and me bringing a smile to his face when i would bring in his late night snacks of the small ice cream cups! R.I.P. dear Jack????

  • Kevin and Debbie Glick from Harvey’s Chicken Inn Posted January 28, 2019 5:58 pm

    We loved Jack and we loved to hear him sing!! He loved the Chicken Inn he use to tell us that he played the lottery and if he ever won he would give some to the Chicken Inn. He was such a sweet man. He will be greatly missed!! ♥️????

  • Bob Brown Posted January 29, 2019 6:01 pm

    Jack always made people laugh with his many stories and jokes. All of which were (true)that he told or pulled on folks. He will be missed. Rest In Peace. Bob Brown

  • Lewis Morris Posted January 30, 2019 10:43 am

    I knew Jack for almost 50years I always enjoyed visiting with him. He told like. it was and was a straight shooter. I was lucky enough to get to visit him early last year in Lenox at vintage park. He was a good man and I will miss shooting the breeze with him.

  • Connie Benedict Posted January 30, 2019 10:47 am

    Always enjoyed visiting with Jack. Sure glad we stopped in to see him, when we were home at Christmas. We loved to hear him sing and know he enjoyed singing and good times at The Chicken Inn. Sincere condolences for Gert and his family. From Harold and Connie

  • Phyllis Decker Posted January 30, 2019 11:52 am

    I got acquainted with Jack at the Chicken Inn in Creston. Loved to hear him sing, was a great guy. Will miss him

  • jaymie blain great granddaughter Posted February 12, 2019 12:22 pm

    I will ????????❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤????????????????????you forever and miss you with all of my heart

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