ANGOLA — Clayton Robison Rust, 38, of Angola, died at 11:26 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. He was born Nov. 13, 1977, in Fort Wayne. His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township, Whitley County. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1996. He was employed at the Angola Police Department for over a year, serving as a reserve officer for five years prior, and most recently at Indiana Marine Products in Angola. He formerly served as an EMT for Tri County Ambulance Service and was a former firefighter with the Columbia Township Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving relatives include his daughter, Sarah Rust, and her mother, Jennifer of Angola; his father, James Robert (Teresa) Rust of Columbia City; his mother, Donna J. Wilkins Keiser of Columbia City; and a brother, Wayne Rust of Newville. In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Angela Rust. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with the family receiving friends after 9 a.m. Preferred memorials are to the Sarah M. Rust Education Fund, payable to Wayne Rust. Online condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com .
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