Albert Smith Rusk

October 7, 1959October 23, 2018

Albert Rusk, 59, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Mike Crowson officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton. The family will receive guests from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the funeral home. Albert was born October 7, 1959, the son of Virgil Dixon Rusk and Martha Elizabeth (Smith) Rusk who preceded him in death. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1978. He was a loyal and dedicated employee at numerous places of employment including Mattinglys, Modern Farm Equipment, Zemp Tire Service, Dri Con, Fulton State Hospital and AZZ. He was a wonderful and loving son and along with his brother Jim, took care of their mother in the home until her death in 2012. He was an active part of the lives of his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a regular at Bennett Springs along with his mother, brother, and frequently his nephews. Albert is survived by two sisters, Janice Slominsky of Louisiana, Missouri and Elizabeth (Lin) Brooks of Fulton and brother, James Rusk of the home. He is also survived by two nieces, Kim Brooks of Kansas City and Rebecca (Lance) Quick of Fulton, and two nephews, Justin (Jodi) Slominsky of Appleton, Wisconsin and Matthew (Michelle) Slominsky of Nixa, Missouri; ten great-nieces and nephews, Shella Robertson, Canon Farley, Donna and Tyler Zack, Addie, Katie, Ben and Erin Slominsky and Miles and Maurah Slominsky and a special friend April Adams of Fulton. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law Robert Slominsky. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Albert’s name to the American Diabetes Association in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

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  • Janice Slominsky, Sister
  • Elizabeth (Lin) Brooks, Sister
  • James Rusk, Brother
  • Kim Brooks, Niece
  • Rebecca (Lance) Quick, Niece
  • Justin (Jodi) Slominsky, Nephew
  • Matthew (Michelle) Slominsky, Nephew
  • Albert is also survived by 10 great-nieces and nephews; Shella Robertson, Canon Farley, Donna and Tyler Zack, Addie, Katie, Ben and Erin Slominsky and Miles and Maurah Slominsky. And special friend, April Adams of Fulton.

    Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Dixon Rusk and Martha Elizabeth Smith Rusk and his brother in-law, Robert Slominsky.

  • Ronnie Kronk, Pallbearer
  • Stanley Miller, Pallbearer
  • Bill Metz, Pallbearer
  • Mike McDaniel, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Slominsky, Pallbearer
  • Justin Slominsky, Pallbearer

  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Burial Friday, October 26, 2018

Albert Smith Rusk

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Sandra Tharp-Fritz

October 26, 2018

Jim, Janice and Elizabeth and to all of Albert's family, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Our families have been close for decades, since the days on 4th Street where you all lived & my Grandparents, William & Tena Bonard, lived across the street from you. We spent many times sitting & playing out on my Grandmother's front porch while the adults visited! And in later years, Jim, you & Albert and your precious Mother, got to enjoy many wonderful times with my parents at Bennett Spring. You all filled the void left when we and our kids could no longer go down for extended periods of time. Dad loved fishing with you both & Mom was thrilled to have Martha's company. God bless each of you. You will remain in my heart, thoughts & prayers. I feel so blessed for your friendship.

Vicky Giboney

October 25, 2018

Jim please accept my condolences in the loss of your brother. May God grant you comfort and strength in the days and weeks ahead.

Nancy Reid

October 24, 2018

Albert was a very special friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will definitely be missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this emotional time.

Nancy Reid

Deb Roberts

October 24, 2018

Albert was always very kind.We lived down the street from him and his Family growing up on Jefferson.
We had a house fire growing up. I was just a kid, it was dark out, I was scared in a car waiting for the Firemen to put fire out.I will always remember
hearing that Alberts Mom had come up to make sure we were all ok. That always meant a lot to me and was probably one of
my first lessons learned on how to be a good neighbor.
Albert was considered one of the neighborhood kids playing neighborhood hide and seek and football.
I am sorry to hear of Alberts passing.
Deb(Williamson)Roberts Waynesville, Missouri
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