John Kuster, 71, of Orient died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Orient United Methodist Church. Rev. Cathy Nutting will officiate. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery west of Orient. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are to be determined. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
John Wesley Kuster was born on February 12, 1945, at his home in rural Menlo, Ia, a son to Arthur J. Kuster and Violet L. (Stewart) Kuster.
On June 6, 1965, John was united in marriage to Linda Sue Harris in Guthrie Center, Ia. They resided in Casey, Ia., where John farmed and worked for Schildberg's Construction until 1982, when they moved to their current farm in Orient. While in Orient, he continued working for Schildberg's Construction and retired from there after 38 years in 2004. Following his retirement, John continued to farm his land in Orient until he was no longer able to.
John was a member of the Orient United Methodist Church.
John is survived by his wife Linda of Orient; two sons, Jim Kuster and Scott (wife Jenn) Kuster both of Orient; three grandchildren, Bailey, Bryant and Aidan Kuster; brothers, Frank 'Sonny' Kuster of Henderson, Nev., Roland (wife Katie) Kuster of Council Bluffs, Ia. and Danny (wife Cathy) Kuster of Waterloo, Ia.; sisters, Marie Kinsey of Bayard, Ia. and Janette (husband Eric) Clowser of Janesville, Ia.; brother-in-law Bob (wife Pearl) Harris of Orient, Ia.; special niece Susan (husband Louis) Cruz of Orient; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Melba Cox, infant brother Jimmy, sisters, Lucille 'Sissy' Burger and Marilyn Devilbiss, sister-in-law Janet Kuster, brothers-in-law Bill Bates, Bill Kinsey, Bob Burger and Junior Devilbiss, nephew Lyle Bates and great niece Brittany Cruz.
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