February 06, 2019
Jack Lee Rusco, 88
Jack Lee Rusco, 88 of Lenox, Iowa formerly of Glenwood, Iowa passed away January 26, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, services were held Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Peterson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Jack 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, 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.