Name: Peggy Joyce Rusness
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 3, 1976
Location Last Seen: Wolf Lake, Becker County, Minnesota
Date of Birth: circa 1935
Age: 41 yrs old
Weight: 118 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Nickname/Alias: Peggy Joyce Parmentar, Peggy Joyce McKay
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None
Additional Personal Items: Eye Glasses.
Peggy Rusness and Bernard Rusness went missing from their farm home in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, that burned to the ground on April 3rd, 1976. Their son Brian's remains were found in the fire, Bernard and Peggy were not.
All their vehicles were in the driveway, and the hood was open on the Ford pickup, as Bernard was installing a P.A. System. Keys were in the ignition in all three vehicles.
They were seen at the grocery store earlier and Bernard was seen leveling out their driveway with his tractor at about 4:00 p.m. that day. Bernard and Peggy have not been seen or heard from since. Foul play is suspected.
Agency Name: Becker County Sheriff Department
Agency Contact Person: Investigator John Sieling
Agency Phone Number: 218-847-2661
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 09005201
NCIC Case Number: M828196196
NamUs Case Number: 12304
Family Member - Jeff Rusness
Added: 1/7/2009; Last Updated: 4/29/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.