Duane “Rusty” Rust

Jul 2nd, 1932 - Aug 6th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2018 10am


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2018 12pm

Duane “Rusty” Rust

Duane “Rusty” Rust passed away at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, IN on August 6, 2018 at the age of 86.

He was born July 2, 1932 to Floyd and Marie (Loveland) Rust in Sparta, Illinois and remained a resident of Southern Illinois for 85 years.

In addition to his parents, Rusty was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Norma Rust.

Rusty worked in the trucking industry, held a real estate broker’s license, and then retired from his passion of owning a gun shop. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force.

He enjoyed Big Band and Jazz music and was known for his finesse on the dance floor. He was a gun collector, hunter, and award winning trap shooter.

Survivors include children, Debra (Dennis) Scherschel of Highland Illinois, Delinda (Larry) Bowling of Bloomington Indiana, and Darrin (Cindy) Rust of Glen Carbon Illinois. Grandchildren, Paul (Kira) Scherschel, Ashley (Chris) Noeth, Zac (Christine) Catozzi, Nathan Rust, and Nicole Rust, Step-grandchildren, Tessa Bowling, Emily Eggers, Beth Bowling, Sam Bowling, and great-grandchildren Jonah and Josie Scherschel. Niece and nephew, Marsha Rust and Gary (Debbie) Rust of Chester, Illinois.

Rusty was proud of his family and a good friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market Street, Marion, IL 62959.   Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Heart Foundation/ 619 East Mason Street/ Springfield, Illinois 62701 or prairieheartfoundation.org and will also be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit hughesfuneralhomes.com

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Sue Cox

    From: marion , Illinois

    Date: August 8, 2018

    So very sorry to hear of Rusty passing..He will be missed … Prayers for the family

  • Guest: Shelby Norman

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: August 8, 2018

    So sorry and will keep the family in my prayers..I have known Rusty for many years..I know he will be missed by all

  • Guest: James Estes

    From: Metropolis, Illinois

    Date: August 9, 2018

    I knew Rusty from the Paducah dance group. He was a great guy and I enjoyed his company. My condolences to his family.

  • Guest: Bill & Nancy Cowden

    From: Bloomington, Indiana

    Date: August 10, 2018

    Delinda and family, We are so sorry about Rusty’ s passing. He was like a family member to us. We were so honored to have had the pleasure to get to know him. He will truly be missed. Sending you all good thoughts and prayers

  • Guest: Maria Rose

    From: , Ohio

    Date: August 11, 2018

    To family and friends,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort give strength to those who are weak. Death is indeed an enemy. Please visit jw.org for more prayers and strength during this difficult time.