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Rusty Harris 1959-2009

Dec 29, 2009

RUTHVEN – Funeral services for Rusty N. Harris of Ruthven will be  10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Roger Maize will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. He was 50.

Rusty Nelson Harris was born to Clifford and Eileen (Sloniker) Harris on ?May 25, 1959, in Estherville, Iowa. He graduated from Graettinger High School in 1977. On June 14, 1980, he was married to Ann Marie Peterson. To this union, two sons were born.

Rusty was employed at Roy’s Service in Graettinger and at the Graettinger and Ruthven Elevators before working with the Ruthven Coop Oil Company. He also served in the Iowa Army National Guard, 194th Field Artillery, in Estherville, for 12 years. He was also an active member of the Ruthven Fire Department for 25 years and a member of the Ruthven United Methodist Church.

Rusty is survived by his wife Ann of Ruthven; sons Mike (Laura) and their son Logan of Emmetsburg, Jon (Becki) and their daughter Isabelle of Ruthven;  father Clifford and mother-in-law Phyllis Peterson of Ruthven; three brothers, one sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by mother, father-in-law and a nephew.

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