Sidney Arnold Rustad


Sidney Arnold Rustad, 90, of Benson, Minn., died Friday, May 8, 2020, at home surrounded by his family, under Hospice care. A private family grave side service will be held Friday, May 15, 2020. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

Sidney Arnold Rustad was born January 9, 1930 in Hoff Township, Pope County, Minnesota, the son of Julius O. and Gina R. (Larson) Rustad. He was baptized and confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church. Sidney grew up in Clontarf and graduated from Benson High School. On April 11, 1953 Sidney was united in marriage to Donna M. Swenson at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Hancock. This union was blessed with more than 67 years of marriage, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Sid was a farmer in Clontarf and loved to drive around very slowly and look at his fields and crops. He was so proud to pass this love of farming onto his sons Dennis and John and grandson Andrew. Sid was a member of West Zion Church, served on the Council and served 40 years on the Hoff Township Board. He loved ice fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Sid passed on Friday, May 8, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family under Hospice care. He attained the age of 90 years, 3 months, and 29 days. He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Rustad; children: Dennis (Susan) Rustad of Clontarf, Jeannie (Harley) Vestrum of Carlos, John (Char) Rustad of Clontarf, and Nancy (Darrell) Stewart of Alexandria; grandchildren: John, Luke, Brock, Adam, Amy, Andrew, Anna Lisa, Britta, and Rachel; and great-grandchildren: Owen, Cora, Miles, Harper, Ivy, Grant, Nolan, Ella, and Bennett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Gina Rustad; and his sisters Ruth Applegate and Genevieve Rottger. Blessed be the memory of Sidney Arnold Rustad.

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