LaMars Yost, 91, Mansfield Township

Published 9:00 am Sunday, October 13, 2013

LaMars Fred Yost, of Mansfield Township, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mansfield Lutheran Church in rural Alden. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells.

LaMars Yost

LaMars Yost

Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Rev. Don Rose will officiate and interment will be at Mansfield Lutheran Cemetery. Please see to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.

LaMars was born on July 30, 1922, in Kiester Township, Faribault County, to Ada Marie Sophia (Akemann) Yost and “Ollie” Albert Peter Yost. LaMars died from complications related to cancer. He was 91 years old.

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LaMars was a lifelong member of Mansfield Lutheran Church where he was baptized on Aug. 27, 1922, and confirmed in 1935. LaMars attended a country school called the “Hintz School” in District No. 118. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was stationed in Germany and Belgium. LaMars milked cows, raised livestock and crop farmed for most of his life.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Jahnke on Jan. 14, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walters. LaMars is survived by his loving wife of 62 years and his four children, Debra Adix of rural Alden, Denise (Archie) Kluender of rural Walters, Kevin (Ann) Yost of Elburn, Ill., and Lowell Yost and friend Chris Falteisek of Hastings. LaMars is survived by his six grandchildren, Stephanie Adix of St. Paul and friend Ryan Engebretson of Scarville, Iowa, Tyler Adix of Brookings, S.D., Megan (Tim) Ryan of Wayzata, Maridy (Matt) Helland of rural Emmons, Sara (James) Coulter of Faribault and Molly (Tim) Jungers of Oronoco; and two step-grandchildren, Michael (Kimberly) Rivera of Warrenville, Ill., and Edward (Liz) Rivera of Oswego, Ill. LaMars is survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three siblings, Laverna Greenfield of rural Alden, Virgil (Glenda) Yost of rural Walters and Yvonne Enser of Conger; sister-in-law, Helen Lovik of Albert Lea; brother-in-law, Merriell Jahnke of St. Paul Park; along with many nieces and nephews and their families.

LaMars was preceded in death by his parents, both of whom were killed in a car accident in 1959; his wife’s parents, Walter Jahnke in 1988 and Frieda (Richter) Jahnke in 1990; his son-in-law, Steven Adix in 2009; his son’s partner, Ron Kruize in 2004; three brothers-in-law, Lyle Greenfield in 2002, Franklin Enser in 1990 and Wallace Lovik in 1992.

Even though retired, LaMars remained very interested in farming and always enjoyed going for rides to check on crops and see the field work. LaMars enjoyed family events and celebrating birthdays and holidays. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Memorials, if desired, may be given to the Mansfield Cemetery Fund or the Mansfield Lutheran Church Stained Glass Preservation Fund.