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Maynard Rustad

September 9, 1940 — November 2, 2023

Rushford

 

Maynard I. Rustad, 83 of Rushford, died Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Maynard was born September 9, 1940 in Rushford to Clarence and Helen (Overby) Rustad.  He graduated from Rushford High School in 1958.  Maynard worked until his retirement as a field surveyor for Tri County Electric.  On November 12, 1977, he married Sharon Thompson. 

Maynard was a member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church and served as an usher since he was a young man.  He was very active in the Rushford Lions Club and served as treasurer for many years.  He also received their highest award, the Melvin Jones award.  Maynard was a former member of the Rushford Fire Department.

He was a farmer at heart and truly loved farming.  He enjoyed sports, especially football, basketball and track.  His family and especially his grandkids were his pride and joy.  There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them, and if he wasn’t able to attend one of their sporting events, he made sure to talk to them about it afterwards and get the play by play.  Maynard was especially proud of his Norwegian Heritage.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Mia (Mike) Krause of Shakopee, Angela (Jim) Smith of Fayetteville, NC, Chanel Carlson of West St. Paul and Brandon Rustad of Rushford; grandchildren, Maggie, Mason, Noah, Siri, Kia and Malia; brother, Curtis (Carol) Rustad; sister, Judy (Ken) Klennert; special cousin, Gary (Nancy) Rustad; sister-in-law, Joan (Mike) Contezac and Mark (Sue) Thompson as well as several nieces and nephews.

Maynard was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Service will be 1 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2023 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church with the Reverend Peter Reuss officiating.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service – Rushford and one hour prior to the service at the church.  He will be laid to rest at Rushford Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service – Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.  www.hofffuneral.com.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, November 12, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hoff Funeral Home Rushford

780 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971

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Visitation

Monday, November 13, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Highland Prairie Lutheran Church

43267 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962

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Memorial Service

Monday, November 13, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Highland Prairie Lutheran Church

43267 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962

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