George Hurst, 82, of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS — George Hurst, 82, of Sioux Falls, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center.  

Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at George Boom Funeral Home and On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls.  

Memorial visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday also at the funeral home.  

George Robert Hurst, son of Oscar and Vergie (Lightner) Hurst was born April 17, 1939, in rural Bonilla. When he was 10, his family moved to rural Frankfort with his family to farm. Following graduation from Frankfort High School in 1957, George enlisted in the United States Army where he served honorably until his discharge in 1960.  

He returned to Frankfort where he worked for family members as well as attending firefighting school in Belle Fourche. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Judith Baird on March 17, 1963, in Frankfort. They moved their family to Redfield in 1967 where he worked at the Community Memorial Hospital and Spink County Ambulance. In 1991, he and Judy moved to Sioux Falls where George was a school custodian at Lincoln, Hawthorne, and retiring after several years at Jefferson Elementary. He enjoyed traveling, Civil War and Old West history, reading, and especially his grand and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Janelle Hurst of Sioux Falls, William Hurst of Sioux Falls, Jeffrey (Sandi) Hurst of Sioux Falls, and Michelle (Pete Nelson) Hoekman of Texarkana, Ark.; grandchildren, Porsha (Justin) Gray, Dakota (Catherine) Hurst, Emma (Timothy) Kern, and Madilyn (Jason Zacharias) Hurst; five great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Brandenburg of Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Clifford “Gene” Gascoigne of De Smet; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy; his parents, Oscar and Vergie; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Hurst; and sisters and brothers-in law, Marjorie and Donald Frank, Helen Gascoigne, and Mary Mattinen and her husbands, Daelyn Mason and Harry Betten; and brother-in-law, Donald Brandenburg.

In lieu of flowers or cards, please send any donations to the Sanford Hospice Care program.

An online guestbook and link to view the service are available at


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