Dorothy B. Rust

Honored by:Robert E. Rust
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Dorothy B. Rust was born Dorothy Ann Bubolz in Cicero, Outagamie County, Wisconsin on December 28, 1931 the third of six children of Edmund and Fronie Bubolz. Raised on an 40 acre Wisconsin dairy farm she attended Seymour High School after completing her primary education in a one room rural school.

In high school, Dorothy was active in vocal and instrumental music, both organ and piano. Her deep love of both classical and contemporary music, particularly organ music, continues and attending musical events has played an important part in her international travels.

Dorothy elected to pursue a career as a professional secretary and in that career has always been the consummate professional. She has served in a variety of highly responsible posts including that of Head Secretary in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Michigan State University, Head Secretary in the Department of Economics at Iowa State, Parish Assistant at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ames and now in a half time position in the office of International Agriculture Programs at Iowa State.

In her role as wife and mother Dorothy manifested her further professionalism as a caring person. As a wife, Dorothy has been loving, supportive, and encouraging. As mother to three children, Alan, Sarah, and Eric, she was ever mindful of the need to help her children mature into independent persons each expressing his or her individual personality and instilling in them high moral values and the Midwestern work ethic. She now shares that love and support with three grandchildren.

Dorothy's interest in people and other cultures makes her a wonderful traveling companion as she accompanies her husband, Robert, on a variety of trips throughout the world. She has always maintained and stimulated her active interests in music, art, culture, flowers and gardening, and nature in general. Dorothy lives out her deep and abiding religious faith and all in all represents the epitome of those unheralded heroines that reinforce the fabric of our American culture.

Submitted on 1/14/95