|South English Dateline
Atha (Micki) Rumer Trusler , age 82, of South English died on July 19, 2012, at the Hospice House in Hiawatha, IA. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the South English Cemetery, South English, IA. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service is helping with arrangements. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
Atha (Micki) Trusler was born on February 12, 1930, in Edmore, North Dakota, a daughter of Frank A. and Vera E. Proctor Rumer. She grew up in North Dakota and moved to Iowa in 1951. Micki married Ross Leroy Trusler on October 15, 1971, at the Union Church in South English. She and Ross served as foster parents for 56 children, many with special needs. Ross preceded her in death in April 2003. Micki moved to Middle Amana in 2011. Micki loved her kids and her dog Sophie. She enjoyed going to Goodwill and every Sunday eating at Texas Roadhouse.
She is survived daughters: Linda Roseman of Yuma, AZ; Jody Van Zante of Williamsburg, IA; sons: Joel (Julie) Van Zante of Riverside, IA and Craig Wagamon of De Pere, WI; step daughter: Kathy (Michael) Smith of Bellevue, NE; a granddaughter Brittany (Jereme) Goltz along with many other grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a brother Lynn Rumer of Thornburg, IA.
Micki was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Lonnie Van Zante, a step daughter Kerry Kunde and brothers Dale and Wayne Rumer.