THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joan Rustlie, 72, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Born Nov. 30, 1940, daughter of Earle and Mary (Flatley) Mueller, on May 1, 1956, she married Eugene R. Rustlie at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2010. She attended NWTC and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and was employed by St. Vincent Hospital and more recently at San Luis Manor for many years, retiring in 1996. A longtime active member of Annunciation Parish and later Nativity of our Lord Parish, she was in the Womens Guild.
She was a very accomplished seamstress and quilter and will be remembered for her baked goods. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by six children John Rustlie, Green Bay, Jim (Ruth) Rustlie, Mountain, Dan (Stephanie) Rustlie, Suamico, Melinda Bath, Mike Rustlie, and Sarah Rustlie, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren; four siblings, Jim Mueller, and Maureen Kowaleski (husband, Bob Monfils), both of Green Bay, Robert (Eileen) Mueller, La Crosse, and David (Arleen) Mueller, Appleton and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; her parents; a son-in-law, Jeff Bath and a sister-in-law, Lois Grzybowski.
Friends called at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Green Bay from 5 p.m. until time of a parish wake service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. Visitation continued from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at the church. Rev. John H. Harper officiated with entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the family. A memorial fund has been established in her name.