Edwina Carroll Rust, 86, Luverne, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Edwina Doyle was born July 13, 1929, to John and Anna (Gibboney) Doyle on a farm southeast of Luverne. She was raised on various farms throughout Rock County. She attended Luverne Public Schools and graduated in 1948. She lived at home upon completion of her education.
On May 20, 1949, Edwina married LeRoy Rust in Luverne. The couple lived in a trailer on LeRoy’s parents’ farm near Adrian. While LeRoy farmed, Edwina worked hard as a homemaker, raising their children and helping on the farm. Edwina and LeRoy eventually moved into the main house. They lived and operated the farm until 1997 when they moved to Luverne.
Edwina was a member of First Baptist Church in Luverne, where she taught Sunday School and enjoyed Bible studies for many years. She was a voracious reader and loved word searches and puzzle books. She enjoyed the simple things in life and nature’s beauty, especially the autumn colors.
Edwina is survived by her husband, LeRoy Rust; five children, David (Mary) Rust, West St. Paul, Rebecca (Steve) Lee, Sioux Falls, James (Gail) Rust, Magnolia, Laura (James) Slade, Sioux Falls, and John (Karen) Rust, Adrian; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two sisters, Kay Cox, Adrian, and Laura May Bosch, Brandon, South Dakota; a brother-in-law, Ron Ehrisman, Sioux Falls; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret Lynch and Alice Ehrisman; a brother, Paul Doyle; two half-sisters, Florence Gengler and Lucille Bainbridge; and three brothers-in-law.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.