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Louis M. Kuster
June 5, 1954 - June 15, 2024

Place of Birth: Minot, North Dakota
Residence: Stanley, North Dakota
Age: 70

Louis M. Kuster, 70, of Stanley, ND, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at his home in rural Stanley, ND.

Louis Merrill Kuster was born to Merrill and Lois Kuster on June 5, 1954 in Minot, ND. He was the second oldest of the six children born to the Kuster family. He was raised on the Kuster Family Farm and attended James Hill Country School through the 6th grade. Louis started attending Stanley High School in the 7th grade and graduated from SHS in 1972. He attended one year of college at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND before moving back home to help with the family farming operation. Louis was baptized, received his First Communion and Confirmation, married, and was a lifelong member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stanley, ND.

On June 24, 1978 Louis married Jeri Lynn Meiers and together their family would become the fourth generation of Kuster’s to live and work on the Kuster Family Farm. Besides farming Louis worked at Prairie Ford as a mechanic for a few years, and also was a researcher for Sarah Vogel. Louis was very active not only in his community, but also served on many boards in the State of North Dakota. Louis was the James Hill accessor since the age of 17 (a position he just recently resigned from), served on the ND Wheat Commission board, Knights of Columbus, representative on the ND Durum Growers board, Barley Scab Initiative, a leader in the NDFPA, and was a lead plaintiff in a successful suit against USDA in the anti-dumping of durum wheat.

In 1988 Louis was an influential member and led the effort to revive the Rolling Plains Sportsman’s Club in Stanley, ND. He was an amazing marksman and shooting trap was an important part of his life. He was a lifelong member not only in Stanley Gun Club, but also the ATA, and the Minot Gun Club. Louis started and still continued to run the registered shoot held in Stanley every year. He was a past Colonel of the ND Roughrider Association, served on the ND State Board for over 30 years, ATA State Alternate Delegate for many years, and in 2016 he was awarded the Bill Fisher Sportsman of the Year Award. In 2023, Louis was inducted into the North Dakota ATA Hall of Fame. Louis was still very active and an inspirational member of the RPSC where he continued to help coach young kids start to find their passion for trap shooting.

Louis is survived by his wife, Jeri Lynn Kuster; son, Travis (Kelli Jo) Kuster; grandchildren, Gabriella Kuster (Wyatt Clark), Dalton Kuster (Lexi Erickson), and Kaitlyn Haider; great-grandchildren, Pepper, Beau, Connor, Braxton, and Karlie; brother, Bill (Ronda) Kuster; sisters, Mary (Dale) Enerson, Agnes (Aaron) Soland, and Ann (Tom) Holland.

He was preceded in death by parents; grandparents; sister, Alice Kuster; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Rolling Plains Sportsman's Club.

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Gail & Dennis Powell (Yuma, Az.)
Jun 18, 2024
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Jeri & family. He will be missed by all that knew him. He did so much for the ND Trapshooting Association. Prayers to the family.
Matt Monson (Minot, Nd)
Jun 18, 2024
Louie sold me my first reloading components back in 1997. I’ll never for that.
Carmen Hart
Jun 18, 2024
Louis Kuster family,
The Deibert cousins extend our sincere sympathy to you. May good memories of Louie bring you much comfort, and may he rest in peace.
Carmen (Deibert) Hart

Melissa Woodworth (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Jun 18, 2024
Our family has fond memories of Louis at the trap ranges across the state. Prayers for his family. Melissa, Duane and Billy Woodworth
Cheryl Simpson (Ray, ND)
Jun 18, 2024
Sincere sympathy for your loss. Praying for Louis’ family.
Warren Meredith Craft (Stanley, North Dakota)
Jun 18, 2024
Louie was an amazing man he dissected my first computer and installed a faster hard drive and what ever else but at 3 AM he got it running. Very intelligent man, He will be missed by many. Our condolences to the family.
Curt Trulson (Ross, North Dakota)
Jun 19, 2024
Our sympathy to Jeri and the family.
Louis gave so much time and effort to so many organizations and causes. He was truly a man’s man!
Glen&DeAnn Clark (Williston, ND)
Jun 19, 2024
Sending condolences. So sorry for your loss. May he RIP.
Jayson drury (Ranchester , Wyoming )
Jun 19, 2024
Louie was one of my classmates. I like Warren said very intelligent. I'm guessing close to a 200 IQ.
Kind of helped them a little bit when we built a 64 Belvedere, with a 440 from AJ. C. Whitney catalog, and I'm here to tell you. That was pretty bad. I help Louis hall green 1 year. And he showed me which Benge to clean out before we added the new stuff and I looked around to see if he was coming back with another shovel and he was gone. Well, I guess I went ahead and cleaned them out. No big deal. I think you did give me a beer. Though Louie was really a great guy. Sometimes we drank a little too much together, but it was fun. We were kids kind of. II read all the post already in everybody application. How great a guy Louis and I probably know he was. But I haven't been around town for quite a while. So to his family, Jerry and his Billy and his stepson. Yeah, give me my touch and prayers. Do the circumstances beyond my control. I could not make it up there. I called Billy twice and the second time. I told him exactly what happened? Why? I couldn't make it but I guarantee instead of writing this right now. I'd be on my way 480 miles. No biggie, do it in 4 hours. Why cause I have a Ford power stroke just like Louis? Only it's pretty bad a** Alright, love, thoughts and prayers to the family
Sheila Dazell (Sidney , MT)
Jun 19, 2024
My deepest sympathies to Jeri, Travis & the whole family. Praying for you. Love & hugs
Marla Kulig (Minot, ND)
Jun 20, 2024
Jeri Lynn and family I send my deepest condolences.
Bill Strasser (Underwood, Nd)
Jun 21, 2024
Louis was a very special guy to my mom (Amy), his high school English teacher. In fact, he was the first person who was given a kiss on the cheek from her as a penalty for using improper grammar during class. (Something harmless back in 1972) Prayers are with his family.
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