Phillip Alan “Fly” Rustvold, son of Harold and May Jo (Petersen) Rustvold, was born March 26, 1957, at Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa, and died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Mercy Hospital/ Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 62.
Phillip was baptized at First Presbyterian Church in Audubon and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Audubon. He attended Audubon Community Schools graduating with the high school Class of 1975. Following graduation, Phillip worked for Rustvold Construction for several years then was employed at Talbot-Carlson Inc. for a number of years.
On Dec. 1, 1984, he married Nancy Heuton at St. John Lutheran Church in Audubon. They were blessed with two daughters, Melissa and Whitney. Phillip worked for Car Quest in Audubon for awhile until he had severe health issues. He later was able to return to work and was employed as the parts man at the NAPA store in Carroll, Iowa, until he had to retire due to his failing health. Phillip has then been doing odd jobs since then.
Phillips was a member of the Audubon Fire Department for over 25 years. He enjoyed bowling and deer hunting. Phillip was an avid stock car racing fan and was a member of the HRS figure-8 racing team. He enjoyed any type of racing especially NASCAR. He could always be seen with his constant companion, Harley, his dog. But above all he enjoyed being with his family, especially the grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his mother Mary Jo Rustvold; his step-mother Loretta Rustvold; and his brother Brian Rustvold.
Phillip is survived by his daughters Melissa and husband Jack Olberding and Whitney Rustvold, all of Carroll, Iowa; his grandchildren: Ryan Rustvold, Camdyn Olberding and Caylee Olberding, all of Carroll; his sisters Cynthia Rustvold and Carla and husband Eric Christensen, all of Audubon, Iowa, Jana Burnside of Kansas City, Missouri, and Lindsey and husband Ryan Venteicher of Shawnee, Kansas; his sister-in-law Rene Rustvold of Audubon; his nieces and nephews: Stacy and husband Dave Fischer of Iowa City, Iowa, Morgen Christensen, Connor Christensen, Braeden Christensen, and Greyson Christensen, all of Audubon, Bennett Burnside and Jameson Burnside, both of Kansas City, Missouri, Taryn Venteicher and Tenley Venteicher, both of Shawnee, Kansas; his great-niece Luna Fischer of Iowa City, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.
The family met with friends Monday, Jan. 13, at Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. The funeral was conducted by Pastor Gordon Buchholz Tuesday, Jan. 14, at St. John Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment was at the Exira Cemetery in Exira, Iowa. Casket bearers were Mike Gage, Mike Wede, Eric Christensen, Ryan Venteicher, Dave Fischer and Ralph Cleveland.