Obituary: Joan Margaret "Red" Kust

Joan Margaret "Red" Kust, age 79 of Mound, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, June 18, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1932, to Luverne and Clara (Linster) Nordmeier in Faribault, Minnesota.

Joan was united in marriage to Gerald Eugene Kust on Nov. 25, 1950, in Faribault, Minn. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for over 60 years. Joan served as the CFO of Kust Construction, doing the book keeping for her husband’s construction company over the years. Her main priority in life was her family. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was truly something she loved.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Gerald; a great grandson Breckon Berent; her parents Luverne and Clara Nordmeier; brother John "Jack" Nordmeier, sister and brother-in-law Jeanette (Richard) Craig; parents-in-law Joseph and Elizabeth Kust; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Robert (Jean) Kust, Joseph Kust Jr, Betty Keesling, Clifford Wheeler and nephew Nathan Green.

She is survived by her children Michael (Kathy), Brenda (Thomas) Berent, Pam (Tim) Olson; grandchildren: Scott (Camille) Walz, Tina (George) LaMora, Christopher (Stacey) Berent, Daniel (Tarra) Berent, Brian (Amber) Berent, Rebecca (Chris) Skillings, Jeffrey Olson, Alex Olson, Jordan Olson; great grandchildren: William and Joshua Walz, Dominic, Anisa, Mitra, and Lynden LaMora, Jacob Lewis, Drew, Braedyn, Cameron, and Ava Berent, Peyton, Gabriella and Breckon (dec.) Berent, Samantha Berent, Xavier and Aubreyannah Skillings; sisters Joyce (Kenneth) Brazil, Judy (Jerome) Bauer; as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound, Minn. Gathering of family and friends will take place for one hour prior to services in the church on Saturday.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.