In Memory of

Pamela A. Rus

December 21, 1955 - January 12, 2018
From: Sutherland, IA
Pamela Ann Rus, the daughter of Charles and Norma (Catlett) Schutte was born December 21, 1955 in Nebraska City, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Auburn, NE where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Robert Rus in Auburn. Following marriage, they moved to Washington State where she worked at home raising their three children; Sarah, Zach, and Hannah. 
In 1991, they moved to Sutherland where she found her passion for animals and eventually became a vet tech . Pamela was an active member of the Sutherland Church of Christ. She had an unwavering faith in Christ, and always enjoyed reading her bible. The other things that were important in her life were Nebraska Cornhusker sports, animals of all kinds, especially her dog, Herbie, canning vegetables, and watching television shows. Most of all, Pamela enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
On January 12, 2018, Pamela passed away at St Lukes hospital Sioux City at the age of 62. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Norma Schutte.
She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Sarah (Nic) Rohlfsen of Sutherland, IA, Zach Rus of Des Moines, IA, and Hannah Weier of Calumet, IA; one sister, Judy (Roger) Klooz of Lexington, NE; one brother, Gale (Amy) Schutte of Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren, Emilee, Raeonna, Dawson,Ava,  Lilly, Jaxon, Vayda, Jordy, and Edgar; one special friend, Bobby Rauth of Alaska; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Sutherland Church of Christ in Sutherland, Iowa.
Pastor Chris Smith & Pastor John Erickson
Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the church with the family present during that time.
"Amazing Grace"
"Homesick" by Mercy Me
At a later date.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:55 PM
“We were saddened to hear of Pam's untimely passing. Hugs to all her children and friends. I hope as time passes, happy memories will fill the void of your loss.”
- Don and Debi Rus
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 2:20 PM
“To the Family of Pam. We offer our sympathy and condolences in this difficult time. I remember growing up with Pam and Judy and graduated High School with Gale. May you rest in peace Pam.”
- Randy and Cheryl Den
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM
“Sending prayers your way! So sorry I cannot attend tomorrow. Please know you're in my thoughts. ”
- Kris Faust
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM
“Sarah and family... so sorry to hear the loss of your mom..many prayers of strength headed your way in your time of grieving. ”
- Ryan and Chellene Tewes
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM
“You are in my prayers as you celebrate your mom with family and friends. So sorry I cannot attend tomorrow. Thinking of you all. ”
- Kris Faust
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Sarah, Zach & Hannah: Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. Patchouli always reminds me of her too. May your memories bring you comfort in the tough days ahead. ”
- Connie Dworak Rus
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:29 AM
“Sending my love and prayers, Sarah..your mom will be missed so much, she’s the only woman that could wear patchouli oil the way she could. Because of her that scent for me brings a calm over me, a feeling of comfort and security, warmth and happiness instantly surrounds me. I rarely get lucky enough to catch a glimmer of that beautiful scent that always has and always will remind me of her, I wish I could have been blessed by it more often. The memories will be forever, until we see her again. She’s watching over you sarah, she will comfort you, and will be dearly missed by so so many. I love you sarah. Be strong.
Stephanie (Koch) Kearney”
- Stephanie Kearney
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:29 AM
“So sorry for your loss Sarah, Zac & Hannah. Your mom was a special lady who will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of you.”
- Dale & Rhonda Streufert
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