DEAN E. DURST, age 95, of Rogue River, died Wednesday, August 20,2014 at a local foster care home. A graveside service with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Eagle Point National Cemetery.Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. Dean was born January 2, 1919 in in a small community near Tecumseh, Nebraska and attended school there. After two years of college he enlisted in the Army Air Force where he did maintenance on C-47 troop carriers and was on General George Patton’s plane for some time. Once the plane he was on had the tail rudder shot off by a Japanese plane, but they landed safely. In 2006 he moved from Santa Maria, California to Rogue River. Dean and his wife volunteered at Rogue River Community Center for several years and served breakfast at the Food Pantry. He was a member of the VFW in Rogue River, Elksand Masons in variouscities, Rogue River Community Center and the Saturday morning monthly breakfast. His hobbies included bowling, golf, and computer card games. Survivors include his wife, Mary Durst of Rogue River; son, Douglas Durst of LeBec, California; daughter,Karen Johnson of Rogue River; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was daughter, Denise Serres; sister, Ruth Norris; brothers, Chester and Howard and grandchild, Broan Durst.