Theodore Yost, 1948-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, July 10, 2016

Memorial services for Theodore A. Yost, 67, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. The Rev. Wendy Anderson will officiate. Friends may greet the family from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

As the result of a tragic accident, Ted died Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Theodore Yost

Theodore Yost

Theodore “Ted” Yost was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Albert Lea, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Wittmer) Yost. He grew up near Bear Lake and graduated from Emmons High School. On July 9, 1972, he was united in marriage to Ilene Kaiser at Bear Lake Lutheran Church. Together they raised three children. Ted was a jack of all trades. He was a dairy farmer, an ag mechanic, a certified welder and opened Yost Manufacturing.

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Most recently he enjoyed farming and working for Precision Septic. He was a part of the Lutheran Brotherhood dartball league and also enjoyed bowling, fishing, riding motorcycles and golfing. Most of all, Ted enjoyed spending time with family — especially his grandchildren.

Ted is survived by his wife, Ilene; children Emily (Doug) Stein, William Yost and Thomas (Tara) Yost; grandchildren Victoria and Madyson Stein and Tristen, Trevor, Turner and Tobi Jo Yost; siblings Kathy (Larry) Pfaff, Don (Julie) Yost, John Yost and Carl (Carmen) Yost; and many nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, Manferd Wittmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Concordia Pickerel Lake Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.