Kathryn Rust
1947 - 2020
BORN
1947
DIED
2020
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Kathryn Rust

Muskego - Kathryn Alene Rust (nee Kuchler) 01/17/1947 to 02/13/2020

Passed into God's loving arms on Thursday, February 13, 2020, after a very brief bout with end-stage pancreatic cancer. She had pain during the month of January but none of us expected this outcome as she was so healthy and so active. Kathy completed her most recent 100 Mile Swim Challenge at the Mukwonago YMCA at Thanksgiving! Kathy is survived by her sisters, Jean M. Waid, and Margaret M. (Peg) Bell-Pignolet (Keith), her brother James R. Kuchler (Kris Nichols) and cousin Charles J. (Sarah) Koehn. Nieces and Nephews, Rachel Waid Kaplan (Andrew), Adrienne Kuchler Eldridge (Jason), Aaron M.Bell (Lydia), Kirstin Kuchler, Amanda Kuchler Buckett (Robert), Chelsea Pignolet Magnor (Thomas), Marla Kuchler (Moses Simon), and Leah Kuchler. Further survived by great-nieces & nephews whom she loved dearly; Eden, Asher, Hudson, Henry, Zachary, Alice, Daphne, Harvey, Jacqueline, Loella, Clara, Edson, and Judah. Further survived by her Aunt Joanne Pruitt Koehn and many loving family and friends. Also survived by her fur-children, Schautzie and Java - she loved those dogs!

Kathy grew up in Elm Grove, graduating from BCHS in 1965. She attended Lakeland College for her Bachelor's degree. She attended Garrett Seminary for her Master's in Divinity. She has been a practicing minister for over 25 years. She was an amazing person, woman, colleague, mentor, sister, and friend to many. She will be sorely missed and will be forever loved. She waits for us in Heaven.

Kathryn (Kathy) was predeceased by brother William J.(Bill) Kuchler in February 2018, parents Alene Frieda Koehn Kuchler and Robert Kuchler, and uncle Charles Koehn.

Kathryn was an Interim Minister for the United Church of Christ. She has served many churches over the years and has a long and storied past of many successes in those churches. She was so well-loved and so well respected.

Gathering at 1st Congregational Church of Waukesha, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, on March 8, 2020, at 2 PM, Memorial Service 3 PM, Hospitality to follow. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to UCCI.org in Kathy's name.





Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb. 25 to Mar. 1, 2020.
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Mar
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Memorial Gathering
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1st Congregational Church of Waukesha
100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI
Mar
8
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1st Congregational Church of Waukesha
100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI
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I helped move Kathy into her home when she served Faith UCC in Antigo. We became fast friends enjoying dinners, wine and lots of laughs. Attending conference at Green Lake was always a highlight of the year. She blessed my life with her spirit, and honesty.
Mary Griffin
Friend
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
Kathy will forever be our beloved sister and friend. She made life so much fun.
Jean Waid
Sister
February 25, 2020
We were blessed to have Rev. Rust marry us, at Ebenezer U.C.C. in Chilton, back on June 29, 2013.
Our wedding was somewhat unusual (her words) with a 'farm theme', complete with corn stalks
adorning pews, everyone dressed comfortably, and she wore a 'black-n-white' (Holstein colors)
alb around her neck, cowboy hat, denim jeans complete with rope belt. She said this was the
most unique wedding she ever officiated, and enjoyed every minute of it. She became very important
to our lives, in many and various ways.
We have a 'video' of that special day, with that special woman. That is one of our many happy thoughts
from our wedding day no one can take away from us.
She will be greatly missed, by all who were blessed enough to know her.
May you rest in peace dear Rev, until we meet again.
connie and don waldvogel
Friend
February 22, 2020
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