Kelly Arthur Rust, age 53 of Lowell, passed away after complications from heart surgery Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Lee Fletchic. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Lois Rust; father Harry Arthur Rust of Brooklyn, IL; sisters, Loretta (Daniel) Noguera of Madison, WI, Kathaleen (Brett) Stoffregan of Cross Plains, WI; in-laws, Jack and Kay Trowbridge of Ada, MI; brother-in-law George (Stephanie) Trowbridge of Belding, MI; sister-in-law Laura (Jim) Marcero of Powell, OH; 4 nephews; and 2 nieces. Kelly graduated from Morrison High School, Morrison, IL. He served his country in the US Air Force, and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Incredibly knowledgeable, Kelly was a wonderful advisor and friend. He was extremely skilled at home renovation. Kelly was a great lover of dogs; he and Kathleen adopted six shelter dogs throughout their relationship. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 29, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI. Private interment South Boston Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Ionia County Animal Shelter, 3853 Sparrow Dr., Ionia, MI 48846.