Charlotte Rust

Charlotte Rust, 90, Minot, formerly of Martin, died Friday, April 11, 2014, in a Minot nursing home.

Charlotte was born April 2, 1924, in Breslau, Germany, the daughter of Herman and Gertrude (Tisher) Berndt. She was raised and educated with her twin brother, Ernst, in Germany. She met Warren Rust while he was stationed with the Army in Augsburg, Germany, during the Korean War.

Charlotte and Warren were united in marriage on April 21, 1950, in Augsburg. After his discharge in 1952, they returned to New York and settled in Martin. They lived there for several years before moving to Minot in 1966. Charlotte was employed as a nurse’s aide at Americana (ManorCare) Healthcare Center for more than 23 years. She retired in 1989. Warren died Sept. 5, 1994.

Charlotte was a former member of the Martin Baptist Church and currently a member of First Baptist Church, Minot. She was active with the church’s XYZ Senior group, German Club and TOPS Club. She enjoyed her garden, especially her flowers. Her pride and joy was spending time with and talking about her family.

Her loving family includes: children, Owen (Sally) Rust, Sawyer, Terry (Carol) Rust, West Fargo, and Aaron (Joan) Rust, Minot; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; caregiver, Videll Kubler, Minot.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren; granddaughter, Krista; and twin brother, Ernst.

Funeral service: Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m., in First Baptist Church, Minot.

Graveside service: Thursday, 1:30 p.m., in Martin Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to Martin Baptist Cemetery Fund.

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