Russell "Rusty" Hibbs, 56 of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2018, at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018, at New Hope Christian Church. Interment will be at Marietta Cemetery in rural Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Marshall County 4-H Foundation or the YMCA - YWCA Annual Campaign Youth Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Rusty was born January 25, 1962, to Louie and Susie Zimmerman Hibbs in Marshalltown and grew up on a farm near Albion, IA. He attended elementary school in Albion, Miller Middle School and Marshalltown High School, graduating in 1980. Rusty graduated in 1982 from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, IA, with an associate degree in animal science. He was very active in Marshall County 4-H, showing livestock. He was a member of the Marietta Clippers 4-H Club for 9 years. Rusty showed hogs and cattle, including having the grand champion steer in 1977. He was also a member of the Marshall County 4-H Youth Livestock Judging Team. Rusty and his brother, Rod, were part of the team that won the 1979 Iowa State Fair Livestock Judging Competition, and went on to represent Iowa in the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY. He was also a member of the Hawkeye Tech Livestock Judging Team, participating with the team at several college competitions around the Midwest. Following graduation in 1982, Rusty began farming with his brother, Jeff. He was named to the Iowa Cattlemen's Young Cattlemen's Tour in 1994. In 1996, Rusty began working at Minerva Valley Fertilizer Company at Bangor, IA. When MVFC was purchased by Crop Production Services in 2002, he was named manager. Rusty later also provided oversight to CPS in Conrad, IA. Under his leadership, the Bangor farm center was named to the CPS President's Club 10 consecutive years from 2005 to 2015.
On April 5, 1986, Rusty was united in marriage to Carol Anderson of Gilman, IA. They have two children, Tanner and Taylor. The family lived on a farm north of Bangor until moving to Conrad in 2003. Rusty and Carol moved to Marshalltown in 2015. Rusty was a lifelong supporter of Marshall County 4-H. He served 11 years as an assistant 4-H leader for the Liscomb Lively Laborers. He was also a member and board member of the Marshall County Cattlemen for several years, as well as a member and board member of the Marshall County Pork Producers and a board member of the Elmcrest Association. Rusty had an easy-going personality combined with a strong work ethic and a quiet faith. He valued spending time with his family and friends above all else.
Rusty will be greatly missed by his wife of 32 years, Carol; son Tanner (Katie) Hibbs of rural Marshalltown and daughter Taylor (Jimmy) Goff of rural Knoxville, IA; mother Susie Hibbs of Marshalltown; brothers Jeff (Christy) Hibbs of Albion and Rod (LuAnn) Hibbs of Floyds Knobs, IN; brothers and sisters-in-laws Steve (Nanci) Anderson, Jo (Dale) Helling, Jan Anderson, Mark Anderson, Jane (Ron) Alston, Teresa (Mark) Kennedy; aunts and uncle Jackie Zimmerman and Bruce Weir, Sally Sharp and Linda Zimmerman; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis; grandparents Russell and Edna Hibbs, and Craig and Mary Zimmerman; nephews Tyler Hibbs and David Hibbs; niece Kate Hibbs; father-in-law and mother-in-law Joel and Ruth Ann Anderson; and brother-in-law Jim Anderson.
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Rodney and Luann Our prayers are with you and the Hibbs family. We remember Rusty and the family when they came to Texas for a visit. I no you will miss him but he is at a better place. May God keep him in your hearts. Don and DeeDee Smith. Daniel and Lisa Krolczyk. Chappell Hill Tx.
My heartfelt condolences to Carol, Tanner and Taylor on the passing of Rusty. I came to know Rusty in Fall 2016 when I worked closely with Carol and the other Central Iowa Healthcare Trustees as part of the sale of the hospital to UnityPoint. He and Carol welcomed me into their home and into the community. Rusty was so generous with his time patiently explaining “all things Iowa” … agriculture, the local history, the Full Grassley, The Spot. My time in Marshalltown and Iowa generally was among the most interesting and rewarding times of my life. I passed too few hours with Rusty but all of them were thoroughly enjoyable. I came to know him as a man of warmth, unique wisdom, kindness and good humor. Although I did not know Rusty for a lifetime, I shall always remember him and will miss him greatly.
Carol, so sorry for your lose. He was lucky to have you for a wife and a nice guy. Condolences from Bill, Sarah and Sam Eddy and me, Doris. Prayers to your family.
Those of us at Nichols Farms who were fortunate to meet and know Rusty are sadened by his untimely death. While he has passed into greener pastures in heaven, his short time on earth was one of service to everyone who knew him. When he interned at Nichols Farms, Fletcher was in his second year of 4-H. Rusty took him under his wing and taught him (after school and into the evenings) how to clip, fit, and show his 4-H steer. Rest in peace noble shepard.
Dear Carol and family- I am deeply sorry for your loss. Clearly your Rusty was a man well thought of and loved. And tho I only met him a few times, I was, each time, struck by his warm smile and welcoming nature. Wishing you Peace through the eventual gift of Time, and hoping you take care or yourselves as you navigate this new landscape...Fondly, Nancy Adams
Carol, Susie and all of the Hibbs family,
I truly have a hole in my heart on hearing of Rusty's passing. He was a very special man who had a gentle way about him. I have so many good memories from high school. My prayers are with each and everyone of you. Know that God has welcomed him home and that God will help you through your pain and heartache. Carol, just as you were blessed to have him in your life, he was blessed to have you. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Jill (Nieman) Smith
Many great memories of all the Albion boys of the 70's especially of the Hibbs family..
Carol and family please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.. Rusty was a wonderful person and touched many hearts..
May God wrap his loving arms around you all..
So sorry to hear of Rusty’s passing. He was way too young. Much love and prayers to Carol and his kids. (Taylor & Gabbi had some fun times when they were little)
Hugs Mary Speas
Carol and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol and family, Susie and all the family of Rusty I pray for your peace and healing. Rusty was taken way to young and will be deeply missed by you all and those friends and community who knew him.
Renae Dunn (daughter of Frank and Shirley Dunn)
Carol, Tanner and Taylor,
Words can’t express my grief for you in Rusty’s passing. I hope you can hold tight to your faith and to the fact that he was a great man, husband and father. My prayers, hugs, and love are being sent your way!
Sorry to hear about Rusty, we have known each other since the Albion school days. Some things just don'tmake sense in this old world,but they still happen.as I have known for many years,the very strong Hibbs family will all come together and survive through the tough times.Our thoughts and prayers are with you, John, Janelle, Ben and Brian Whaley
We are so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Rusty walk the track at the Y with his loving wife Carol by his side.
I am so very sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. Such a kind soul, loved by everyone who knew him!
So young, kind, loving and generous with his time. A great loss to the community and to the family. I must say Iam shocked and so sad. He was a good one. Bless the family and help them get through the tough times. Hugs Susie and family.
We are so sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. He was a great guy and respected by so many. He will truly be missed by many.
Dear Carol and family, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you through your sorrow and give you peace to know that Rusty's suffering is over and he is now in the presence of God. Gibber and Bonnie
Carol and family, you are in our hears and prayers. He has left a tremendous legacy of leadership and faith for your family and will be missed.
I went to high school with Rusty and he was such a wonderful guy. My heart goes out to his friends and family. Tanya Spafford Weaver
My deepest sympathies for all of Rusty’s family and friends. He will be missed.
Sending prayers for Carol and all of Rusty's family. Marshall County 4-H has lost one of the best! I remember 1977 when Rusty showed the Grand Champion steer... it was my first year as Marshall Co. Home Economist. Rusty's strong values and youth promotion will be greatly missed. Blessings to all.
Barbara & Duane Beichley, Linn Creek, MO
Carol and family,
I am so sorry to read of Rusty's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your beloved husband, father. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Thinking of the entire Hibbs family. Rusty was a great guy. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for everyone!
Thinking of you and your families during this time. We always enjoyed fun times at the Iowa State Fair and especially at Stockmann's ! We will miss him! Love, The Hatch's-Kenneth, Shelleen, Shelton and Kerrigan
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