Memorial for Michael Rusk ’72
DECATUR -- Michael L. Rusk, 67, of Decatur, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, with his family by his side.
Michael was born February 8, 1950, in Decatur, to Loren V. and Marian L. (Grove) Rusk. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1968 and Millikin University in 1972. Michael married the love of his life, Rebecca Ann Mounts, on June 7, 1975, in Decatur. His career was dedicated to Decatur Public Schools as a teacher at Lakeview and Eisenhower High Schools. Michael was a longtime active member of the Boy Scouts, an avid golfer and Chicago Cubs fan.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rebecca; two children, Jeffrey M. (Samantha) Rusk and Laura L. (Josh) Mahon both of Decatur; two grandchildren, Kennedy Rusk and Rien Mahon; and a large extended family, who has always loved him like a brother or uncle.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Michael L. Rusk will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Ron French, officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the family for a memorial to be designated later.
The family of Michael L. Rusk is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.