Mildred L. "Millie" Rust

Mildred Leone "Millie" Rust, age 84, of Kadoka, formerly of Murdo, died Wednesday morning, September 29, 2004, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services were held Saturday, October 2, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor David A. Brinkmeyer officiating.

Music was provided by Karen Royer, organist, and Debbie Cressy, vocalist. Ushers were Monte and Guy Anker. Pallbearers were Matt Cressy, Cory and Cole Rust, Josh Penman, Justin and Lance Ivory.

Interment was in the Murdo Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Leone Anker, better known as "Millie" to her family and friends, was born October 19, 1919, on a farm near Van Metre, SD, the daughter of Louis and Anna Marie (Monson) Anker.

She grew up on the family farm and received her elementary education in a rural school in that community. She then attended Murdo High School.

Millie was united in marriage to Lloyd Rust on October 15, 1938, at Pierre, SD.

They made their home on a farm-ranch north of Okaton, SD. In the early 1980s, they retired from the farm-ranch, and spent the winter months in Arizona, and resided in Murdo during the summer.

After her husband's death in May of 1985, she continued to reside in Murdo until health reasons forced her into the Kadoka Nursing Home on October 26, 1996, where she has since resided.

Millie was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church of Murdo. She was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed bowling. She adored her favorite dog, "Buffy" and enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Merle Rust and his wife, Barbara, of Okaton; three daughters, Sharon Ivory of Reno, NV, Theresa Penman and her husband, Richard, of Carson City, NV, and Debra Cressy and her husband, Curt, of Piedmont, SD; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Leonard Anker and his wife, Mary Ann, of Murdo; two sisters, Inez Cardamon of Hill City, and Doris Miller and her husband, Delmer, of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Rust, in May 1985; a daughter, Beverly Jo Fish; and a brother, Mons Anker.