Gus Edgar Rust Jr.

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February 17, 1933 ~ September 1, 2023

Born in: Spring Branch, Texas
Resided in: New Braunfels, Texas

Gus Edgar Rust, Jr., 90, of New Braunfels, passed away Friday, September 1, 2023, in New Braunfels. Born in Spring Branch, Texas, he was the son of Gus Theodore Rust, Sr. and Martha Simon Rust. He was the youngest of 11 children. He was proud to be the first in his family to graduate high school, thanks to help from his sister Mary. Gus is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Lou Gregory Rust; and children Susan Wilson and husband Lyle of Oak Hill, Florida; Patti Corrigan and husband Darryl of Castle Rock, Colorado; Terry Rust and wife Sharon of Kingsbury, Texas; and Cindy Kruckemeyer and husband Nolan of Kingsbury, Texas. He was the proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and Opa of 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Gus was preceded in death by brothers Waldie, Raymond, Johnny, Arthur (Spitz), and Clarence; sisters Elvira, Velma, Valeska, Viola, and Mary; and one grandson Shaun Noll.

Gus served in the Navy for a short time and then returned to New Braunfels to become a master carpenter for 30+ years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, which passion he passed on to the family. He was also a family-oriented man who enjoyed teasing everyone in the family – no one was immune from the oldest to the youngest. It was always done with love and a smirk. Gus was many things to many people as evidenced by the many names he was known by…Alda, Daddy, Grandpa, Opa, Peewee, Uncle June, Uncle Gus, Captain Gus, “Old Man” or Mr. Rust. Regardless of what you called him, he was the same honest, fun-loving, caring and generous man fiercely loyal to family.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Lux Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 with interment to follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice in Gus’ memory.


Service: Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:00 am

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Graveside: Thursday, September 7, 2023 11:30 am

Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park
2951 TX-46
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. Dear Rust Family,
    Mark and I are praying for your comfort, peace, and strength. Grandpa Rust left quite a legacy—something to be proud of.
    Teri (Nash) and Mark Even

  2. Dearest family of mine. Words cannot express the sorrow you are feeling. Prayers are with you all the time. I lost the best uncle a girl could ever have. Love to all.

    Love Jodie

  3. Our sincere condolences for your loss of a wonderful man! He will be missed~ we loved to chat across the fence at the ranch while he checked fence lines or just was searching for his cows. The funnest memory was when a buffalo appeared in the pasture after a cow was struck by lightning he was so concerned why he was sent that buffalo. I will miss his stories and random chats!
    The Stidhems (Cory, Rania, & Nahalie)

  4. To the blessed family of Gus Edgar, thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a wonderful life you had with him. May The Lord God comfort and bless you all. May you rest in His peace. Love to you all, especially my friend Susan and her hubby Lyle.

  5. Dear Aunt Betty and family… My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this difficult time and my heart is heavy that I will be unable to visit with you to celebrate Uncle June’s full and happy life. He will be sorely missed. My children remember little of my aunts and uncles since we lived away from New Braunfels most of the time, however, they do remember funny Uncle June. I remember how much he and Daddy loved to visit and speak German at the Lake.
    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love.
    God bless you all.
    Brenda and David Rabenaldt

  6. Dear Betty–I am so sorry that we could not attend Gus’ service and convey our condolences in person. Our love and sympathy to you and your family on Gus’ passing. May God give you days filled with comfort and peace.

  7. Ronnie and Karen,
    Thinking of you and all the wonderful times our families spent together.
    Please accept my sympathy and condolences.

  8. My husband use to work with Gus and Curly for Reno Koepp. I can remember Ron coming home with some kind of funny saying from Gus. Hope your family will also remember the good times he gave to you and others. He was a special person and will be missed. May the Dear Lord Bless your family.

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