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Francis J. "Frank" Rust, M.D.

Lakewood, Colorado

Francis J. "Frank" Rust, M.D.

Francis Joseph Rust M.D. "Frank" passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 21st, just after his 95th year.  Born at home in Denver, he was the 7th of 8 children born to Charles and Florence (Riss) Rust. He married JoAnn (Spahn) Cooley and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage until her death in 2013.  They have five children: Charles (Mirtha), Pam Polk (Dennis), Greg (Kathleen), Philip and Larry (Ruth); 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  

Frank attended CSU and CU Medical School, interning in Hawaii in Family Practice. He had a thriving 50 year Family Practice in Lakewood and was an active staff member of St. Anthony Hospital.  

His interests included baking, gardening (especially roses), fishing and hunting. Most of all he was a husband, father, uncle, and friend! He loved the Catholic faith and was an active member of St. Jude Parish at the time of his death. A funeral mass and reception will be held on October 27th at 2:00 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9405 W. Florida Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado. Committal will be held at Fort Logan Cemetery Monday, October 30, 2023, 12:30pm Staging Area C.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Mountain time)

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Committal

Monday, October 30, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Logan Cemetery, Colorado, Denver

4400 W. Kenton Avenue, Denver, CO 80236

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