20202021ObituariesAmy Rust Zito

January 11, 2022by SealeUser20

December 31, 1980 ~ January 10, 2022

Amy Lynn Zito (Rust), age 41, resident of Walker, Louisiana, passed peacefully at Woman’s Hospital on January 10, 2022. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by so many people who loved and adored her. Amy was born on December 31, 1980 in Eau Claire, WI to Steve and Paula Rust.

Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Mass Communications. After Amy moved to Louisiana, she went to Nicholls State University where she obtained a teaching certification.  Amy became a teacher at Denham Springs High School where she taught AP World History and Psychology for 3 years.  She then joined her family’s business, Sales Management Inc., in 2016 as an Executive Sales Manager.

Amy carried many titles in life of wife, mother, sister, friend, and mentor, but her favorite being was a faithful follower of Christ that shared her testimony and love of God to everyone she met. She and the love of her life, Blake, were married for 11 blissful years. Amy was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Ella and Presley, and worked hard to instill Christian values within them. She enjoyed DIY and always had her eye on her next home project with her phone-a-friend, her dad. Amy had a love of the outdoors with some of her favorite places being the family cabin on Island Lake, Glacier National Park, and Destin with the entire extended family where she spent Spring Break every year. Family was one of the most important things to Amy, and she spoke to her parents and siblings every single day, multiple times a day, even if it were just to listen to each other breathe.

The entire family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Woman’s Hospital that cared for Amy with such love, attention, compassion, and grace. She always spoke so highly of the care she received and how she felt it was God’s hands working within each person she came in contact with.

Amy is survived by her husband, Blake; their beautiful daughters Ella Grace (10) and Presley Jane (7); parents, Steve and Paula Rust; sister, Annie Dammann and husband, Steve; brother, Mike Rust and wife, Keisha; grandmother, Lucy Anderson; and nieces and nephews, Landon, Charlie, Harper, Lyla, Logan, and Everett. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles H. Anderson; grandfather, Robert Rust; grandmother, Elaine Rust; mother-in-law, Shirley Zito; aunts, Nancy Schrantz, Ruth Johnson, and Jeanette Solberg; uncle, Eric Anderson, and cousin Mike Prell.

Amy’s wishes were to have a “FUNeral” that would celebrate her incredible life. Please feel free to wear a color that represents the personality and love of life that Amy had. The service will be held at Healing Place Church (19202 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809) on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00am with services starting at 10:30am.  There will be a “FUNeral” afterparty at Blake and Amy’s home in Walker, LA. Their address will be provided at the service, or you can reach out to Annie at annierust4683@gmail.com.

There will be a Celebration of Amy’s Life in Eau Claire,WI at a date TBD this will be in the coming months. Paula and Annie will keep everyone informed of the date.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to a fund that will be set up for Ella and Presley to Blake’s Venmo (bzito8330).

Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Kenneth Lanis

    January 19, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I had met Amy several times through the hardare industry and her work with her family’s business.
    She was a joy to know, and instantly made others feel comfortable, and brought an instant positivity to her surroundings. She will be missed, but her memory and spirit will be here always.


  • Robert Murphy

    January 18, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    My heart felt sympathy.


  • Jim Hamilton

    January 18, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    I have only meet Amy a few times but have known the Rust family awhile during my time in the industry. They have become more than business associates and are friends. Her inspringing faith will give peace to her family that she is in the hands of God and will watch over them. My thoughts and prayers are with the rust family during This very difficult time.


  • Nancy Martens

    January 18, 2022 at 5:30 am

    My heart is so sad for all of us who love her. I had the priviledge of being Amy’s mentor for confirmation. We became friends and had great talks about life and Christ. I always knew there was a reason we were together. I have been so blessed Amy. Holding all of you in my prayers.


  • Wesley Hoover

    January 18, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Nothing but smiles everytime I saw you Mrs. Amy. You will be missed by so many! Thoughts and prayers are with you Coach Zito.


  • Annie Carson

    January 17, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Amy was beautiful from the inside out. It was such a pleasure to have met her and experienced the joy she radiated.


  • Val Duerkop

    January 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. I hope fond memories of Amy can replace the deep sadness you are feeling. Prays

    Rich and Val


  • Len Moore

    January 17, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    While our hearts are broken we take great comfort we take great comfort knowing that Amy forever rests in the eternal peace of Our Lord. “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fall asleep in Him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14 We will continue to pray for the Zito and Rust Families.


  • Jeremy Washington

    January 16, 2022 at 2:25 am

    We will miss you Mrs. Amy. You were such a beautiful soul. No matter what you went through Everytime I saw you you had a smile on your face.


  • Jill (Borgwardt) Wendtland

    January 14, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    May God bring comfort at this time to everyone who loved Amy. My heart grieves for your loss. I was a friend of Amy’s during Middle and High School and can see her smile in my mind! I am sad to hear of her passing. I am praying for all of you family and friends during this time. I’m so glad to hear of her love for Jesus. Sending hugs and love to all of you who loved her.


  • Stephen Ceolin

    January 14, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Steve and family. My heartfelt condolences on Amy’s passing. A tremendous big hearted individual who I enjoyed spending time with in our many appearances at trade show events over the years. I remember Amy as being so kind and inclusive and always made this traveller from Canada a big part of the SMI team!
    May God Bless you with many fabulous and happy memories of Amy’s time here and know the impact she had on so many lives.

    Thinking of you all.
    Stephen Ceolin


  • Crystal

    January 13, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    She was truly a ray of light to anyone that knew her. My heart was broken to hear of the news. Such an amazing family. Steve, Paula, Annie and Mike I remember back even in elementary school, you all were her whole world.


  • Jeff Pischke

    January 13, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    The Rust family is very special family that I have had the privilege of dealing with in business for nearly a decade. I consider all of them friends far beyond business. Very sorry for the loss of Amy at such a young age. My own mother went through breast cancer a couple of years ago and when Amy found out she offered to speak to her and message her continually to guide her through it, even though she didn’t even know her. That’s the type of person she was. The stories of her faith through her entire ordeal are truly inspiring. God Bless the Rust family.


  • DeeDee Miller

    January 13, 2022 at 5:27 am

    Amy was a guiding light to anyone who had the pleasure of getting to know her. She was and will always be an inspiration to us all. It was my honor to know Amy & be a part of her fighting journey at the caner center. Amy will forever be loved & missed. Prayers to Blake and their girls as you navigate through this , and praying for all her family and friends.


  • Chris & Pete Meinholz

    January 13, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Amy was like a daughter to us! She spent as much time at our house as our daughter, Lori, spent at hers! Seeing this picture of her is exactly how we remember her from the time she was 5 years old! She had a delightfully, happy personality! We’d like to extend our most sincere condolences to her entire family! Our hearts are broken for your loss, and pray your faith will sustain you as Amy would have wanted. God bless!


  • Khanesha

    January 13, 2022 at 1:59 am

    She was the best teacher ever. I can’t believe this.


  • Jeff Tucker

    January 13, 2022 at 1:06 am

    I never had the privilege of meeting Amy but I have known Blake since he was very young. My family and I wish to send our heart felt condolences out to you all.


  • Samantha G

    January 13, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Sending love and prayers for the family! I wish I could make it but sending my condolences and know she’s not Amin anymore pain! Love the Zito family!


  • Rhonda & Dave Schemenauer

    January 12, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    ❤ Heart felt thoughts and prayers to Amy’s family 💞🙏


  • John Avgoustis

    January 12, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Although I had never actually met Amy in person, she had become a source of inspiration, hope and kindness. I had the pleasure of working with her on various projects, knew of her condition and the trials/tribulations that it had reined upon her, but not once did she ever complain or show any self-pity, rather focusing on the positives in her life. No one knows why God chose to take her from this world so soon, but all I know is the world is less for not having Amy in it. Rest in Eternal Glory, Amy. Until we meet again…


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