Russell “Rusty” Weisert, 90, of Mount Auburn, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Virginia Gay Hospital from cancer. Private graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion.
“Rusty” was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Mount Auburn, to Clifford and Ethel (Geltz) Weisert and graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Emil H. Dutler American Legion Post #177 of Mount Auburn.
He married Bernadine Kelly in Van Horne on Feb. 20, 1943. She preceded him in death, and he married Loretta Jean Mikesell in Belle Plaine on Sept. 11, 1993. She also preceded him in death.
“Rusty” was a machinist at Midland Forge in Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include his daughter Janice (Jim Sharp) Dake of Swisher. Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com .