Raymond Yost, 1927-2014

Published 10:12 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

Funeral services for Raymond Francis Yost will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy Reker will officiate. Interment will be at St. Theodore’s Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemens organizations, VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Raymond Yost

Raymond Yost

Raymond died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at his home.

Raymond Francis Yost was born March 21, 1927, in Pickerel Lake Township, the son of Edward and Gertrude (Sipple) Yost. He attended country school and graduated from Albert Lea High School. After graduation, Ray enlisted in the United States Navy.

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Ray was united in marriage to Donna Hoehn Oct. 29, 1949. Together they made their home on a farm in rural Albert Lea. Ray did both crop and livestock farming. His passion was keeping active with the farm, especially livestock farming. He continued to raise pigs until he was 80. Ray enjoyed old time music and dancing in his younger years. He was a member of the Eagles and St. Theodore’s Catholic Church where he ushered for many years.

Survivors include his sons Leo (Marsha) Yost and Ron Yost; grandchildren Susan (Pete) Schmidt and Scott Yost; great-grandchildren Megan and Brooke Schmidt; sisters-in-law Mary Barrett and Louise Yost; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; father and mother-in-law Roy and Julia Hoehn; sister, Angela (George) Lagacy; brothers Robert (Cecelia) Yost and David Yost; and brothers-in-law LeRoy (Vera) Hoehn and Gene Barrett.