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Obituary for Hilda Gust
Hilda M. (Jors) ξGust, 102, of Mapleton, Iowa died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. Services will be Saturday, August 15 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Marcus Manley officiating. Burial will be in the St. Clair Cemetery at Ute. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. ξξ Hilda was born December 29, 1912, on a farm in Crawford County, the daughter of Henery and Adalia (Seehusen) Jors. She married John Gust on November 30, 1932, in Mapleton. Hilda and John farmed near Mapleton all of their married life. They were blessed with twin sons, Robert and Ronald in 1934. John passed away September 23, 1974. Hilda was confirmed at the Mapleton Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1928. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa where she enjoyed working with Braille and quilting. She was also active in the Mapleton Senior Citizen Center. Survivors include a son, Robert Gust and his wife, Ardelle of Greenville, TN; two grandsons and their wives, Douglas and Lisa Gust of Boston, MA and Kenneth and Charmaine Gust of Farmington, NM; four great grandchildren, Jenaya, Cody, Jonathan Gust and Jamie Youell and her husband, Ryan; one great grandson, Ethan Youell; and one sister, Garnet Witt of Omaha, NE; and multiple nieces and nephews. Along with her beloved husband, John, Hilda was preceded in death by her young son, Ronald (in 1936); her parents; four brothers and one sister; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law. In lieu of sending flowers, Hilda's preference would be for memorials to be directed to St. Matthew Lutheran Church's quilting group.