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Eva (Rustad) Melquist


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Eva Melquist (Rustad)

Eva Melquist (Rustad), age 92, born February 11, 1924 in Napoleon, ND and passed away peacefully September 6, 2016 in Arden Hills, MN. She grew up in Belle Fourche, SD and moved to Sioux Falls in 1941 after marrying Pershing 'Jack' Melquist ... was a long time resident. Both were proud WWII Veterans. Eva worked at the Sioux Falls YWCA for a number of years as well as being active in her church and community. She had a zest for life, loved to travel and spend hours in her beautiful flower garden.

Eva was married to Pershing for nearly 50 years before his passing in 1990 when she moved to the Minneapolis area to be closer to her three adult kids and their families. A couple years later she married Stanley Rustad of Cokato, MN until his passing 16 years later.

She will be missed ... a very special Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma.

Eva is survived by her three adult children and their families, Jay (Jean) Melquist, Neil (Joyce) Melquist and Mary (Dan) Rosemark. In a family service she will be buried with Pershing Melquist at Fort Snelling National Veteran Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 10, 2016
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