Paul Rustige

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Paul W. Rustige, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 12, 1916, in St. Louis, son of John and Sophie Pott Rustige. He was a former resident of Jefferson County.

He was first married to Gertrude Sawyer on Nov. 27, 1938, in St. Louis. She died March 22, 1993. He and Marcella Kanyuck were married March 5, 1995, in Cedar Hill, Mo.

He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure in St. Louis and active in the Peace Pantry in Cedar Hill, where he was also a former member of the VFW Post. He was a past president of the Lions Club in House Springs, Mo., and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Rustige Catering in St. Louis until retiring in 1974.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Susan Hekmat of Cape Girardeau, Nancy Simmons of Cedar Hill; a son, Gary Rustige of Eureka, Mo.; two sisters, Almira Buseman of St. Louis and Ceil Schmidt of St. Louis County.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine Laboure Church in St. Louis. Funeral will follow at 10:45 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Robert Liss officiating.

Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.