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Edward Albert Lust Jr.

September 9, 1946 — August 14, 2023

Edward Albert Lust, Jr, age 77, died Monday, August 14, 2023, at his home in St. George, KS, surrounded by family.

Ed was a third-generation Belgian, born on January 9, 1946, in Kansas City, KS; the son of Edward Albert Lust Sr. and Jeannette "Jenny" Alma Bryon, who preceded him in death. Ed attended Turner High School, then served his country in the US Army for three years. After his military service, he worked for over 46 years at Trans World Airlines (later American Airlines) as a Plant Maintenance Mechanic until his retirement.

Ed united in marriage to Kathleen Elizabeth Prestia, on April 11, 1969, in Kansas City, KS. Together they shared 54 years of love and devotion to one another. She survives the home.

Also surviving are two sons Edward Albert Lust III (wife Teri) of Raymore, MO, and William "Billy" Michael Lust (wife Angela) of Topeka, KS, brother Jimmy Michael Lust (wife Linda) of Kansas City, KS, three granddaughters Josey Rae Laughlin (husband Alex), Kara Marie Lust, Taylor Elaine Lust and two grandsons, Braden Michael Lust and Benjamin Riley Lust.

Ed grew up on his parent's truck farm and continued the skills he learned there, building and repairing whatever he needed. He earned airframe and powerplant aircraft licenses and single and multi-engine pilot licenses and loved flying with Kathy across several states.

When Ed wasn't working or flying for enjoyment, he would drive his 1937 Chevrolet Coup, which he had restored. Ed was the first one to volunteer to help neighbors and friends. There is nothing he wasn't good at fixing or building. He built his own home while working a full-time job at night. However, Ed was most proud of his son’s and grandchildren's accomplishments. Ed made an impression on everyone he encountered and was loved and admired by his family.

Internment at the Leavenworth National Cemetery Chapel, Leavenworth, KS, on August 25th at 1100 AM.

Cremation arrangements are in the care of Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS 66048

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