Memorial Service held for David Lust

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A memorial service for former state representative, David Lust, was held on Saturday at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument.

Lust passed away on July 23 after serving as a South Dakota State Representative at various times from 2007 to 2018, including as Majority Leader from 2011 to 2014 and as Majority Whip from 2009 to 2010.

One of many guests at his service was District 34 Representative Mike Derby.

“David Lust was a great friend. A great family man legislator and civic leader, and his passing is gong to leave a big hole in Rapid City and the Black Hills,” said Rep. Derby.

Another attendant of the service was South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden. He had this to say about the former lawmaker:

“Him coming from Rapid City and me from the rural area, there were things we didn’t agree on, but he was just so pleasant to work with. Always so professional, always so positive, always looking for solutions rather than addressing the problems or letting personalities get in the way. So, I thought he was just a great legislator.”

Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the state capitol from sunrise until sundown ton Saturday in honor of David Lust.

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