Noem orders flags flown at half-staff at State Capitol in honor of former lawmaker David Lust

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sundown on Saturday in honor of former State Representative David Lust.

Lust served as state representative at various times from 2007 to 2018, including as Majority Leader from 2011 to 2014 and as Majority Whip from 2009 to 2010.

Noem called Lust, “a wonderful thoughtful man who focused on the legal implications of every bill, not the politics of it.”

A memorial service for Lust will be held on Saturday, July 31, 1:30 pm MT at The Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument in Rapid City.

He died late last week of an apparent heart attack at the age of 53.