Luther B. Lust, of Nevada, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care, Upper Sandusky. He was 93.
Born Aug. 2, 1918 in Wyandot County, he was a son of George and Mabel (Brause) Lust, both deceased. He married Alice Gingery on Dec. 22, 1946 in Sulpher Springs, and she died Oct. 28, 2005.
Surviving Mr. Lust is survived by a son, Kenneth (Sandra) Lust, Sycamore; a daughter, Sharon (Michael) Schnell, New Bremen; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Carla) Lust, James Lust, Kristina (Steven) Nicolo and Joseph Schnell; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orrin Lust, Upper Sandusky; and Calvin (Mary) Lust, Sycamore; and a sister, Alice (Don) Hieber, Bloomville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Breidenbach.
Mr. Lust graduated in 1936 from McCutchenville High School, where he was class president. He went on to Ohio Northern University to get his bachelor’s degree in education, majoring in math and science.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 93rd Ordinance Maintenance Company in the European and North African theaters. He later was promoted to the rank as Major. After the war, he went back to college to earn his master’s in School Administration at The Ohio State University.
Prior to the war, Mr. Lust taught math and science at Sulphur Springs. After serving the country, he went back to teaching at Carey for two years, before moving on as superintendent at Nevada High School. After the consolidation of Nevada School to form the Wynford School System, in which Mr. Lust played a vital part, he served as principal at Wynford for many years. He ended his career in teaching, serving as secondary school supervisor with the Crawford County Schools.
Mr. Lust also enjoyed farming after the purchase of a farm with his father George and later years with his son Kenneth.
He was a member of Nevada Lutheran Church since 1947. He also was a a member of the Nevada Lion’s Club and the Nevada American Legion and Rotary of Bucyrus.
Mr. Lust enjoyed attending the Retired Teachers Association gatherings and going to the Council on Aging events both in Upper Sandusky and Bucyrus. For hobbies, he enjoyed golfing, playing euchre, following local and professional sports and traveling with his wife to most of the United States and Europe and later with his brother Orrin and sister Alice to China, Jordan and Egypt.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nevada Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Chelsea Spencer and Gene Luidhardt, SAM, officiating. Burial will follow at Oceola Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted. Visitation will be held from 5–8 p.m. Monday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Nevada Lions Club or the Luther Lust Scholarship fund in care of Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351.