Donald E. Yusten

Donald E. Yusten Donald E. Yusten, 86, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Vermillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, IA. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with Fr. John Fischer officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Vermillion Clay County Post #3061. Visitation was 3 to 7 p.m., Aug. 21, with a wake service at 7 p.m., followed by a rosary at the church. Donald E. Yusten was born Oct. 2, 1921 in Martinsburg, NE, the son of William B. and Elsie May (Heidy) Yusten. He grew up in Dixon County, Nebraska, and graduated from Allen (NE) High School in 1939. He also graduated from Boyles Business College in Omaha, NE, and took three years of agriculture courses in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a graduate of Ambassador Motel Management. He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant with the military police during World War II. He married Therese May Guillaume on July 21, 1951, in Sioux City. She died July 13, 2007. He moved to Meckling, in 1960. He worked in dairy and general farming near Meckling. He retired and moved to Vermillion, then in 1999 to Sun City, AZ. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles, Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club. He served as a road overseer of Silver Creek Township board of Dixon County, Nebraska, in 1943 and 1948. Survivors include his daughters, Juliana Rose of Sedona, AZ, Janette Queen and Kathleen Dunlap, both of Sioux City; his sons, Donald Yusten Jr., of Sioux City, IA, David Yusten of Watertown, and Vincent Yusten of Sioux Falls; his sisters, Norma Gavin and Stella Navrkal, both of Sioux City, IA; his brother, Robert B. Yusten of Dakota City, NE; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Therese; his son, Daniel Yusten; and three sisters, Mary, Elaine, and Enid. Iverson-Siecke-Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

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