Grace M. Durst
Grace M. Durst age 90, of Mitchell passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 17, 2019 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Will Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery. Grace was born January 14, 1929 to Clarence and Francis (Feldhaus) Esser at Canova, SD. She attended school in Miner County and worked for Karlen Grocery in Howard. At the age of 19 she moved to Mitchell and worked at Shirmer Drug, Equity Union Grocery and Council Oak Grocery. On October 27, 1953 she married Harry Durst Jr. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. She stayed home to raise her children until they started school. She then went back to work for the Mitchell Municipal Golf Course, Blue Bell IGA, Red Owl and Randall Foods. Grace was also a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church Altar Society, member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed her flower garden and cooking and baking. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed going out to coffee and lunch with her many wonderful friends. Grateful for sharing her life are her children Maritta (Ron) Husman of Sioux Falls, SD, Jeff Durst of St. Paul, MN, Cheryl Durst of Minneapolis, MN and Tim (Lisa) Durst of Hills, MN; five grandchildren Angela (Kevin) Horsman of Minnesota, Scott (Miranda) Riswold of South Riding, VA, Julian Brown (Jonelle Patton) of Minneapolis, MN and Troy Durst and Taylor Durst of Hills, MN; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Pasket of Minneapolis, MN, Florence Bockorny of Huron, SD, many nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Harry Durst Jr.; parents Clarence and Francis Esser; step father Beryl Tracy; sister Vivian Jones and brother Martin Esser.