Greenbush - Alpha Darst, 89, died Sunday, December 11 at the Greenbush Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 16, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush, with Pastor Bryce Fellbaum officiating. Casket Bearers included Allan Brazier, Nolan Kjos, Steve Wollin, Ron Jacobson, Stanley Melby and Jeff Pieterick. Interment was held at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery.
Alpha Darst was born Alpha Luella Suby, the daughter of Osmund and Hilma (Larson) Suby on October 9, 1916 in Barto Township, Roseau County, rural Greenbush. She grew up and attended school there. She married Conley Donald Darst on March 14, 1942 in Greenbush. They farmed in Barto Township for many years. Conley Darst died on May 9, 1993. Alpha enjoyed baking, flowers and gardening and especially enjoyed fishing.
Alpha is survived by one son, Glenn Darst of Greenbush; one sister, Gladyce Habstritt of Bishop, Calif.; one nephew, Jim Anderson and one niece, Marlene Anderson, both of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Conley; three brothers, Arvid, Selmer and Leonard Suby; and a sister, Hazel Anderson.