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Howard L. Rushton

March 10, 1930 — January 3, 2023

Cedar Grove

Howard L. Rushton


Howard L. Rushton, of Cedar Grove, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was 92 years old.

Howard was born March 10, 1930 in the Town of Sherman to Frank and Mabel (Shaver) Rushton. He attended Adell Elementary School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1947. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1951-1953 while stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Howard married Nancy Meinen on December 2, 1955 at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove. They just celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

Howard owned and operated Rushton Electric Motor Repair for 30 years. After selling the business, he worked in maintenance at Cedar Valley Cheese until his retirement in 1995.

He was a member of Calvary OPC Church where he served several terms as Trustee. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and working in his shop fixing things. He loved spending time at the cottage “up north”, especially the many 4th of Julys shared with family that were extra special. The highlight of his travels was driving the Alaskan Highway to the State of Alaska with his wife Nancy.

Howard is survived by his wife Nancy; 2 daughters: Lori (Jim) Te Stroote and Julie (Rick) Rogers; 7 grandchildren: Sara Te Stroote, Sally (Kyle) Nunez, Stacy (Kyle) Wesner, Stephanie (Tyler) Koller, Mike (Sheila) Rogers, Jon (Pam) Rogers and Katie (Kevin) Mentink; 11 great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Mallory Ackley, Mikayla, Emma, Brayden and Owen Rogers, Connor, Quinn and Grayson Mentink, Hunter Nunez and Ivy Koller; 3 step-great-grandchildren: Arianna and Caleb Gross and Aubrey Nunez; sister-in-law Judy (Warren) Claerbout, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Harold and Henrietta Meinen and sister Lenore (George) Harrison.

A private family memorial service will be held, and Howard will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Wenig Funeral Home – Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting the family. Please visit for online condolences.

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