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Michael Eugene Durst

Dec 05, 2017


Michael Eugene Durst, 74, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at home.

Mike was born July 24, 1943 in Wellman, the son of John and Bertha (Lewis) Durst. He graduated from Keota High School. Mike married Joanne Sondag on June 9, 1963 in Keota. They were blessed with three children. They later divorced. Mike worked as an auto mechanic for Buckwalter Motors in Wellman and Gretter's in Keota until retiring. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time going to stockcar races and working on racecars for the Boyse family.

He is survived by three children: Tracy (John) Bermel of Cedar Falls, Jeff (Christine) Durst of Davenport and Matthew (Melissa) Durst of Blue Grass; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers: John (Sydna) Durst and Duane (Peggy) Durst both of Wellman; two sisters: Nancy Fisher of North English and Johnette Criss of Coralville; and sister-in-law: Bonnie Durst of Wellman. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard Durst.

Celebration of Life Service will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Visitation is at 4:00 until service time on Friday. Visit www.powellfuneralhomes.com for more information.

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