Warren Rust, 82, of West Fargo, formerly Fargo and Prosper N.D., died Tuesday, December 1, 2009. He was surrounded by his family in MeritCare Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.
Warren Rust was born May 29, 1927 to parents George and Hilda Rust in Prosper N.D. He attended a one room school a mile from his home and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School, Fargo in 1944. On November 25th, 1950, he married Gladys Ohnstad and they farmed in the Prosper area with his dad and brother Duane. Warren and Gladys started a business "Rust Sales" around the kitchen table and he also sold insurance. It is hard to say when he retired for he never seemed to slow down until cancer took over just a few months ago. They moved to Fargo in 1987, but he continued to commute to the farm on nearly a daily basis. His focus in life was to make memories and "get-it-done". He was involved in a variety of organizations. He really enjoyed the family activities of hunting of all types, down-hill skiing, Canadian fishing, paintball in Ashland, Wisc., canoeing, apple crisp assembly lines in his son Dale's dream factory. Warren took on many roles especially when he moved into Fargo. He loved to decorate for the holidays, from the fireplace to the yard displays, Big Iron and Lindenwood Park. He was a chef, soloist for many church events over the years, a Bison fan and attended whatever activity his grandchildren were in. He was an astute shopper and a good sale never passed him by. But he will be remembered mostly for his sense of humor, thoughtfulness, and positive attitude.
Warren is survived by his loving wife Gladys; 4 children and their spouses: Peggy Seidel (Harvey) Fargo, Dale Rust (Jerri) Harwood, Perry Rust (Jodi) Fargo, and Randy Rust (Janelle) Ashland, Wisc. His nine grandchildren, Kyle, Allison, Brandon, Tory, Raquel, Georgia, Jared, Austin and Shelby.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and brother Duane.
Warren requested memorials to be sent to Hospice, Salvation Army, Casselton Dollars for Scholars, Caringbridge and care-packages to be sent to the military in harms way. Supplies for the care packages can be brought to Hope Lutheran (North) Church during the prayer service or funeral.
Visitation and prayer services were held on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus, Fargo.
A memorial service was held on Monday, December 7, 2009 at Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com.
(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)