John L. Rus, 92, died at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Funeral service will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Corsica with burial following in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica. Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5 - 7 PM at Netherlands Reformed Gym in Corsica with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
John L. Rus was born on May 12, 1923 to Lane and Jennie (Zomer) Run in Corsica, SD. He attended school at Plainview Country School near Corsica. He lived his life in the Corsica area where he farmed. He married Hattie Van Voorst in Sioux Center, IA. There were married 70 years and 7 children were born to this union. John was a member of Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Corsica. He enjoyed woodworking and going to the sale barn. He died at Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the age of 92.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Hattie Rus of Corsica, SD, 6 children, Arlene (Norm) Vanden Hoek of Plankinton, SD, Shirley Van Voorst and friend, Arlyn of Rock Valley, IA, Henry (Marcia) Rus of Corsica, SD, Lerry Rus of Stickney, SD, Jack and friend, Cheryl of Corsica, SD, and Arnold (Wanda) Rus of Chamberlain, SD, 2 sisters, Anna Rus of Corsica, SD and Cobie (Henry) Frens of Waupun, WI, 25 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Jeanette and her husband, Marlin Johnson, brothers, Jakie and Herman, sister, Cora and her husband, John, son-in-law, John Van Voorst, grandson, Jeremy Rus, and great-great-grandson, Peyton Ymker.