Surrounded by her 2 daughters, Marilyn Rustick, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, went to be with her Lord on March 23, 2019. Marilyn was born May 24, 1930 in Newark N.J. and moved to Union N.J. in 1938. Marilyn was the only daughter of Stephen and Lillian (Erdmann) Wicks. Marilyn graduated from Union High School in 1948 and married the love of her life, Bob, on November 12, 1949.
Marilyn worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Bishop of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod in Union until her retirement.
Marilyn was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Bob; her son Robbie; and son-in law Mark Wynn.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Debra (Jim) Burke, Susan Rustick; Grandchildren Jed (Tiffany) Fryer, Amber (Sammy) Ali Kashani. Step Grandchildren Chris (Mindy) Burke, Kelly (Mike) Celauro, and Tim Burke. Great Grandchildren Nevaeh, London, and Alyia; Step Great Grandchildren, Cameron, Kyla, Mason, Mackenzie, Jake, Madison, and Mia.
Marilyn loved the Lord and his Word, so much that when she moved to Florida, after retirement, she started a Women's Bible Study with 6 women at her dining room table. Her bible study attracted so many women she eventually moved it to Zion Lutheran Church. "Marilyn's Bible Study" today has over 90 participants.
Marilyn also loved traveling the country with her husband Bob, in their motorhome.
Marilyn resided at Castle Gardens for the last 2 years. Our special thanks to the wonderful staff at Castle Gardens and also to Dr. Park and the staff at Wilson Regional Medical Center, South Tower 5 for their compassionate and loving care of mom in her last days.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Florida.
We will be remembering the lives of both Marilyn and Bob, who passed away January 10, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to Zion Lutheran Church, Fort Myers, FL, in memory of Robert and Marilyn Rustick.