Russell G. “Rusty” Haberstroh
December 3, 1947 — February 24, 2022
Russell G. “Rusty” Haberstroh, of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the age of 74. Beloved son of the late Russell M. and Jacqueline A. Haberstroh; devoted father of Julia Haberstroh and Angeline Haberstroh; dear brother of Richard J. (Beth) Haberstroh, Ronald C. (Mary) Haberstroh, Marianne Haberstroh, Stephen G. (Debbie Sholes) Haberstroh, Paul A. (Paula) Haberstroh, Joseph A. (Terri) Haberstroh, Michael G. (Linda) Haberstroh, and Suzanne G. Haberstroh; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Rusty proudly served his country in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War, Semper Fi! He was a member of VFW Post 2866 for many years and always enjoyed going to the fish fry's. Rusty enjoyed traveling, while he was in the service, and even more afterwards. He liked spending time in nature and visiting national parks with his family, really any excuse for him to hit the road. His favorite national park was Yellowstone and others out west such as the Tetons, Jackson Hole, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Mesa Verde and the Four Corners. Rusty was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing, and he was always on the lookout for a deer. He liked to hunt in Gasconade County at his best friend, Mark Witte’s, farm, go pheasant hunting in South Dakota, and antelope hunting in Montana. In his spare time, Rusty loved to read, and his favorite books were mysteries, spy novels, and military historicals. He liked to play poker and he worked as a dealer at Harrah's Casino. He also tended bar at First National Drink for a number of years, where he created many longtime friendships. He had a very large personality and was quite a character. He loved to tell stories and keep everybody laughing. Rusty was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made in Russell's name to Honor Flight or Pop-a-Smoke. Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.