Lena Rust, 85, Magnolia, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.
A funeral was Friday, July 21, at the United Methodist Church in Adrian. Burial was in the Adrian Cemetery.
Lena Koens was born Jan. 14, 1932, to Rienko and Reka (Hartog) Koens on the family farm east of Magnolia in Westside Township. Lena was raised on the farm. She attended District #64 country school and later attended Adrian Public School.
Lena married Marvin Rust on May 19, 1954, in Adrian. The couple lived in Adrian for two years before they moved back to Lena’s family farm where they raised their two children.
Lena was a lifelong member of the Adrian United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Adrian Methodist Fellowship Club for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, ceramics, bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, embroidery, gardening, Dutch Rusks with tea and making entries in her daily journal all of her life. She and Marvin enjoyed several Gold Wing motorcycle trips together. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
Lena is survived by her husband, Marvin Rust, Magnolia; a daughter, Diane (Paul) Boyenga, Ellsworth; a son, Mike (Kandy) Rust, Magnolia; four grandchildren, Brian Boyenga (Travis Hahler) Chicago, Illinois; Lindsay (Ryan) Lonneman, Adrian; Erika (Jesse) Brake, Wilmont; and Lexi Rust (special friend, Tony Lynn) Magnolia; and four great-grandchildren, Gracelyn and Eastyn Lonneman and Kaleb and McKinley Brake.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Koens.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, dingmannandsons.com.