Beverly E. Rustad

Apr 4, 2020
Rustad_Beverly with hand to glasses


Graveside service at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa.



Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa


Memorials in Beverly’s name may be directed to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2211 Maynard Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701 or Valley Lutheran School, 4520 Rownd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Any cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Beverly E. Rustad, 86 of Waterloo, IA, died at the UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital on Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was born on April 1, 1934, in Mason City, IA, the daughter of Seymour A. and Amy A. (Nelson) Rustad and graduated from West High School in 1951 and attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.


She worked in various financial institutions retiring in 1996 after 23 years with the John Deere Employee Credit Union (now Veridian Credit Union). 


Beverly was the past president of Quota Club and a member of Sons of Norway. She was a charter member of Ascension Lutheran Church and volunteered at the church and was voted the Ascension Sweetheart in 2006.  She was baptized in Northwood, IA and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterloo.


Bev was an eternal optimist who loved life and had an unshakeable faith. She was a friend to so many and a pillar of strength to her family through difficult times. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always able to see the good in the problems or situations that weighed heavy. Her family in California will miss her phone calls each week that helped bridge the miles between them and she will forever be remembered as a humanitarian, a fierce 99 player, a lutefisk lover and a kind, gentle and genuine person. God bless you Beverly and thank you for all that you gave to us. We were blessed to have you while we did.


She is survived by her family, Cynnthia Johnson‚ Pacific Palisades‚ CA; Brad (Kate) Bolender‚ Iowa City; David (Diane) Bolender‚ West Des Moines‚ IA; Judy (David) Johnson‚ Pacific Palisades‚ CA; Andrea (Jarrad) Berg, Broomfield, CO.


She is preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Pamela Parker | Apr 15, 2020
    Bev was such a warm, friendly person and very kind to my mother, Olive Parker, when she lived at The Bridges. I've enjoyed Bev's company and conversation when I have attended public events, long after my mom had passed away. I'm sincerely sorry for Bev's family and other friends in the loss of this charming, gentle lady.
  2. Linda | Apr 12, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Bev's passing.  She was a lovely lady who always had a smile and a kind word.  She will be missed.
  3. Vicki Grimes | Apr 12, 2020
    I love this photo of Bev. It is so typical of her to be adjusting her glasses-- I almost feel she is sitting across the table from me at a Quota meeting. Be always had a smile for everyone. She was caring, thoughtful of others, and kind to all; and she enjoyed having fun. May her love for you all and your many memories of her sustain you and give you peace and may God's loving arms enfold you.
  4. Rose Quirk | Apr 10, 2020
    My sympathy to all Bev's family.  I knew Bev through the Quota Club and she was delightful, caring and so fun.  Always loved to see her.

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