Rusty Scott Hovick

Rusty Scott Hovick was born on June 27, 1979 in Ames, Iowa to Kenny and Linda Hovick of Story City, Iowa.  Rusty was the third of three children.  Rusty and his family resided in Marshalltown, Iowa; Harlan, Iowa; and Williams, Iowa, as he moved with his family for their hotel business.  Rusty graduated from Northeast Hamilton High School in 1997, and then continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  Rusty graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in May of 2002.  Rusty began working at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri in 2002 through current, where he performed hospital system implementations, support, and management.  Rusty lived in New York City for several years while working for Cerner, then relocated to the Kansas City headquarters in 2008.  While in Kansas City, he purchased his first home where he lived with his beloved dogs Murphy and Minnie.  Rusty also enjoyed volunteering at Wayside Waifs, a local animal shelter. Rusty is survived by his mother and father, Kenny and Linda Hovick of Ames, Iowa, his sister Macy (Hovick) Jacobsen (Tim) and nephews Donald, Brad, and Brody Jacobsen of Stilwell, Kansas; his sister Meredith (Hovick) Klug (Scott) and nieces Catelyn, Morgan, and Reagan Klug of Saint Charles, Illinois; and his grandmother Evelyn Hovick of Story City, Iowa.Rusty was beloved by all of his family and friends and will be deeply missed.


Visitation will be held Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am with a service following at 11:00 am at Church of the Resurrection 13720 Roe Blvd. Leawood, Kansas 66224.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:

Wayside Waifs
3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137




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Posted in General, Obituaries | on Sunday, Jun. 11th 2017 | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Rusty Scott Hovick”

  1. Tess Olson Says:

    So heartbroken for your loss. Sending prayers and healing. He will be in all of our hears. I picture him eating fish and lefse with Grandpa and Grandma. I will be with you in spirit as you celebrate his life. I love you all!

  2. Ann Myers Says:

    So sorry to see this notice of Rusty’s death. I have good memories of the Hovick family from days at NEH. My sympathies are with you all.

  3. Cindi and Wes Sweedler Says:

    Hovicks — sending our deepest heartfelt sympathies to all of you!!

  4. Jan Goldberg Says:

    Rusty was loved and respected by me and my entire family. I am heart broken for all his friends and family. Momma Kat

  5. Rhonda Ostrem Says:

    Rusty was a fun-loving NEH student. Many a laugh in accounting class.

  6. Mandy (Otteros) Strother Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

  7. Edward W. L. Smith Says:

    With a heavy heart, I am thinking of all of you.

  8. Jeanette A Says:

    So sorry, Rusty was a true light in the world.

  9. Michelle Ouellette Says:

    Very sorry for the loss of such a special person that touched the lives of many. My condolences.

  10. Kathy and Bob Brungardt Says:

    Macy, our sincerest sympathy to you and all the family for the loss of your brother.

  11. Lesa Gray Says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Rusty on a Cerner project last year. I knew instantly, what a wonderful soul he was, and admired the wealth of knowledge and friendly face he brought to such a tough project. Sending family and friends hugs and prayers!

  12. Michael P. Weinberg Says:

    Rusty was our go too guy when we transitioned from Cerner Classic to Millennium. He was a huge wealth of knowledge and also knew how to keep us from getting bogged down with the many tasks we were working on. He often picked up the slack and took on some of our work. I was one of Rusty’s Facebook friends. He didn’t post often, but always had great Halloween pictures, and pictures of neices, nephew’s and his pets. I hope his family, friends, and co-workers will have fond memories with Rusty that can help ease their grief during this difficult time. Michael P. Weinberg

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