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JamesRusk_obit1April 25, 1926 – February 13, 2016

James Edward Rusk, 89, of Golden died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Jim was born April 25, 1926 in Dayton, IN, the son of Earl and Imo Rusk. He graduated from Dayton High School and enlisted into the service. He served in the US Air Force in WWII, Vietnam War and Korean War as he made service to his country as a lifelong career. He retired from the US Air Force as Master Sergeant in 1972.

Jim resided in Coal Creek Canyon for over 40 years. He loved the Colorado Mountains, wildlife, gardening, and watching westerns on TV. He had great neighbors that helped him out in his later years and he was a father figure to many of them.

Jim is survived by three nieces, Lori Vancza, Terre Haute, IN, Sybil Fickle and husband Al, Hiawassee, GA, Tammi Nice and husband Don, Lafayette, IN, nephews, Ed Rusk and wife Phyllis, Bonita Springs, FL, Doug Hill and wife Carol, Lafayette, IN and 11 great nieces/nephews and 11 great, great nieces/nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Iris, siblings Gordon, Helen, Doris and Imogene, and a nephew Kevin.

A full military honors graveside funeral will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

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