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Glenn "Rusty" Orcutt
August 13, 1949–August 16, 2008
Glenn "Rusty" Orcutt, Jr., age 59, of Monticello, died Saturday evening, August 16, 2008 at University Hospital, Iowa City following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 Thursday morning, August 21, 2008 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.
The Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 8, Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Surviving are his wife, Becky; three children, Aaron (Traysa) Orcutt, Monticello, Stacy (Kyle) Henn, Lenexa, Kansas, Alissa (Tim) Rosenau, Nashville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Ryan and Reghan Henn, Jayden and Landon Orcutt, Ahna Rosenau; his mother Marguerite Orcutt, Monticello; a sister, Crista (Steve) Zirkelbach, Center Junction, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn, Sr.
Glenn Orcutt, Jr. was born August 13, 1949 at Davenport, Iowa. He was the son of Glenn and Marguerite (Adkins) Orcutt. Rusty received his early education in the rural schools of Wayne Township. He completed his education in the Monticello Community Schools graduating with the class of 1967. He was an avid wrestler while in high school and qualified for the State Tournament. Rusty continued his education at the University of Iowa for five years. He then started a farming partnership with his father, raising grain and hogs. Glenn Orcutt, Jr. and Rebecca Kessell were married April 4, 1970 at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. The couple farmed in Wayne Township and Rusty was also employed at Staner Heating and Plumbing and Julin Printing.
Rusty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and often assisted Becky with her Sunday School Class as well as Cub Scouts, and Camp Fire. He was a 4 H leader for the Castle Grove Royal Rangers, and was active in the re-vitalization of the Monticello Swim Club. He loved to fish and hunt with his friends. He also enjoyed Iowa Football, his Labrador Retrievers, taking his family on vacation, marshmallow roasting and reading his little red bible. He would want to be remembered by his expression, “We are defined by what we pass along to our children and grandchildren.”

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 22 August 2008

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