Michael Rusting passed away suddenly at his home on April 27, 2018. He was 52 years old.

Michael was born September 5, 1965 in San Francisco to Richard and Virginia (Paolini) Rusting. He graduated from Westmoor High School in Daly City before beginning his career as a mechanic. He lived in Siskiyou County for 18 years.

He is survived by, and will be deeply missed by, his parents, his sister, Darlene Flynn (John) of Pacifica, his brother, Joseph Rusting and his children Danielle, Aaron and Breanna, and Danielle's sons, Jayden and Austin, as well as his aunt, Jean Weissgerber of Grant's Pass and aunt and uncle Helene and Leroy Gay of Santa Rosa. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Giovacchino and Helen Paolini and Lawrence and Lillian Rusting.

Anyone who knew Michael knew he loved fishing and his dogs. He will be missed by the entire community and remembered for his generosity and his willingness to offer a helping hand.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in McCloud on May 11, 2018 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Siskiyou Humane Society, or a charity of your choice benefiting animals, or to the St. Joseph's Church Restoration Fund.