Franklin Delano Rust

July 17, 1936 – July 23, 2014

Franklin D. Rust, 78, Minot, died Wednesday, July 23, at his home.

Franklin Delano Rust was born July 17, 1936, the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Okins) Rust, in Benedict. He was raised and educated in Benedict and graduated from Velva High School.

Franklin enlisted in the United States Army July 24, 1953. He proudly served his country for 20 years, including service in Vietnam and Korea. He retired and was honorably discharged as a First Sergeant in 1973.

Franklin united in marriage to Darlene V. Hayden November 9, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. He owned and operated Rust Appliance Repair for 12 years and was the Administrator of the Minot Moose Lodge for ten years.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Minot Moose Lodge, the AMVETS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Minot American Legion Post #26, and the Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 753, and served as a Scout Master for several scout troops.

He was a patriot who was proud to raise the American flag in front of his house every day. He was a history buff who enjoyed playing guitar, reading, writing, and spending time with his family.

His loving family includes: wife of 56 years, Darlene, Minot; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Paula Rust, Minneapolis, Minn., and David and Barbara Rust, Minot; grandchildren, Jeremy Rust, Jason Rust, Jennifer Condos, Quinn Rust; great-grandchildren, Amity Burkle, Thomas Woods, Jr., Shante Rust, Julie Ryan, Mason Rust, Dallas Ryan, Leland Ryan, and Jaxson Rust; great great-grandchild, Kashton Rust; brother, Lee Rust, Tioga; sister, Ardis Nathan, Brainerd, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Delores Schoenberg, Avis Christiensen, Virginia Rust, and Jeanette Rust; and two nieces, Julie Moran and Bonnie Beeter.

Funeral: Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.

Visitation: Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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