Jean Pust


Jean Pust


Jean Pust

Jean Pust left this life as she lived it — with grace and faith on April 2, 2020. She was born May 8, 1934, in Weldon, MT to Inert and Evangeline Amundson. She lived in and around Glendive, where she met and married the love of her life, Lyle Pust, in 1953. Together, they raised seven children, Stephanie “Stevie” (Randy Schmitz) in Billings; Jancee (Rick Marcone) in Stratford, Connecticut; Tammy in Roseville, Minnesota; Lee (Bill Coffee) in Sacramento, California; Trish (Jay Kirk) in Billings; David in Minneapolis; and Kyle (Marguerite) in Bozeman. Grandchildren decorated their life with love and joy. They include Errin (Larry Moore), Anna (Luke Studer), Nathan (Melanie), Matthew and Lauren Schmitz (Crowell Cardneaux); Maegan (Darrell Hopkins), Ryan (Alison) and Jeremy Marcone; Whitney (Evan), Connor and Taylor Norton; Jonathan and Elizabeth Coffee; Jayson Kirk; and Kevyn and Eva Pust. Great-grandchildren followed and include Jacob and Delaney Studer; Noah and Mason Schmitz; and Olivia and Gianna Hopkins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; her parents; her brothers, Paul and Dave; her sister, Pat; a grandson, A.G.; and a daughter-in-law, Jenny Pust. She is survived by many friends, relatives on both sides of her family, and memories to last a lifetime.

She attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was instrumental in the work of the women of the church ,where she made lifelong friends. She worked as a bookkeeper at Rimrock Foundation for many years. For more than 40 years, she participated in a sewing club that met regularly and produced more memories than sewing, but was as dear to her as family.

If you knew her, you know that mere words do not serve to memorialize her life, her faith, her love of family and friends. Celebrate in your heart that there is a new star in heaven tonight. We are sure that she is dancing with dad and will be forever. Thanks, Mom, for your example, your life lessons, your humor, your Scandinavian roots, and your deep and abiding love for each of us. We know that you are where you want to be and we know that we will be together again someday.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lutheran World Relief or Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley.

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  1. Jancee and family. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. What a long life she lived, I know that her family was her world. It was so fun to get to know your family back in the early 80’s, see the love you shared. Take care. Marcy Doggett

  2. I was saddened to hear of the death of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother Schmitz family. She was a special person, and I know you will treasure many wonderful memories of her. Sending hugs and prayers.

  3. To all of Jean and Lyle’ great kids and grandkids: I am one of Erich Pust’s boys, thus of Jean and cousin Lyles generation. We remember Jean as you do…not so serious as most Pusts…but just as hard working. Likely being a Lutheran helped–plus the Norwegian…

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. She was a special lady whom I worked beside for 11 years at the Rimrock Foundation. She was a dear friend and always ready to help others.

  5. It is a sad day when we lose a good friend. Jean and Lyle were such good friends to myself and my wife Sonia. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Marlene Carstens

    To Jean’s Family,
    We have many fond memories of your Mom & your Dad too thru Good Shepherd. We join with family & friends to let you know thinking of you.
    Chris n Marlene Carstens

  7. Janet and Dick Bjelland

    So sorry for the loss of Jean. We all have pleasant memories.
    We enjoyed being around her for so many years. Jean and I were confirmed together at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive in the 40’s and she was always so nice. Janet and Jean became friends at the Good Shepherd.

  8. Michael and Jodee Patrick

    Stevie and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. What a beautiful lady she was! Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you always treasure the special moments you had together. With love and our condolences.

  9. Jean’s friends at Rimrock Foundation will miss her greatly. She always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humor that kept us going during difficult times.

  10. Mona L. Sumner

    We extend our thoughts to your family on the loss of your mother. David and I thought so highly of Jean and enjoyed all of the years she worked for us at Rimrock. She was a loyal employee , a hard worker and always so calm and even in her disposition. While she lived long and well, we are never ready to lose our parent[s] and we share your loss. Kindest regards, Mona Sumner and David Cunningham

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