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Russell Levi BRAGG

March 30, 1988 - September 26, 2012

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RUSSELL LEVI “RUSTY” BRAGG, son of Tom and Melissa Bragg Mitschele, was born March 30, 1988, in Springfield, Missouri and departed this life September 26, 2012, in Lebanon, Missouri at the age of twenty-four years.

Rusty, as he was known to family and friends, made a profession of faith in Christ and at the time of his passing was an active and faithful member of Community Baptist Church. Rusty loved God and was blessed to be a part of the Community Baptist family. The relationships he made with other church members was precious to him.

Rusty graduated from Stoutland High School in 2007. He made friends easily through the years and kept in contact with many of them after high school. Rusty was currently enrolled in Police Academy through Missouri State University. He was hoping to begin working for law enforcement in Pulaski County.

On August 21, 2010, Rusty was united in marriage with Brittany Lewis of this union are two sons. Rusty and Brittany loved life and spending time together. His family was the most important thing to him. Moments spent at home with his wife and boys were priceless. They enjoyed watching movies and spending time with their close friends.

Rusty’s all time favorite sport was baseball. He played during his high school years, and as often as he could once he was out of school. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and followed their season very closely.

When he wasn’t watching baseball, Rusty enjoyed spending time outdoors. He especially enjoyed camping.

Those left to celebrate his memory include his wife Brittany; two sons, Kaden and Asher Bragg, all of the home; his parents, Tom and Missy Mitschele; one brother, Thomas Mitschele; one sister, Natalee Mitschele, all of Stoutland, MO; one brother-in-law, Jamie Gehrke and his wife Suzanne of Kansas City, MO; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Dennis of Memphis, TN, and Becky McClure and her husband Paul of Lynchburg, MO; grandparents, Judy Bragg of

Stoutland, MO, and Stan and Vickie Crismon of Crocker, MO; father-in-law, Marty Lewis of Eldridge, MO; mother-in-law, Marlys Thomas of Lebanon, MO; other relatives; church family; and many close friends.

Rusty was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Bragg; one brother, Kenny; and one sister, Chelsie.

Rusty was full of life and loved unconditionally. We are blessed to have known him, although taken from us unexpectedly, Heaven is rejoicing at his arrival. We will miss the laughter, but cherish every memory. Our loss was most certainly Heaven’s gain.


March 30, 1988

September 26, 2012

2:00 P. M., Saturday, September 29, 2012
Community Baptist Church

Pastor Allen Reeves

Donna Reeves, Pianist

Skyler Ellzey Alex White
Adam Henson Marty Lewis
Jamie Gehrke Paul McClure
Justin Scott Dillon Owens

Cody Woody Brandon Henry

Idumea Cemetery
Rusty & Marcia Shadel