Sept. 29, 1941 - June 16, 2013|
John Henderson Yost age 71, of Alma, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot in Alma.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Alma United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pritchard Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home in Alma and on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund, Alma United Methodist Church or the Gratiot County Commission on Aging.
John was born September 29, 1941 in Daybrook, West Virginia the son of Russell and Pansy (Henderson) Yost. He was a 1960 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Central Michigan University. On May 1, 1971 he married Cherie Anderson at the Alma United Methodist Church.
John worked as a salesman for Combined Insurance for over 35 years and after his retirement he fulfilled his passion for buying and selling cars at Yost Auto in Alma. He was a member at the Alma United Methodist Church, the Alma Masonic Lodge, Alma Elks Lodge 1400, the Eagle's Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the Breckenridge American Legion. John was an avid sports fan, especially watching his Michigan teams including, U of M, the Detroit Tigers and Lions and the Loons.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cherie of Alma; his children, Lauri (Mark) Dinsmore of Fairfield, IL, John Henderson (Diane) Yost, II of Troy, Cheri (Helen) Cosme of Katy, TX, Jodi Yost of Humble, TX, Scott Yost of Nashville, TN, Melissa (Craig) Seeber of Grand Rapids and Tracie (Brian) Oxley of Ada; 17 grandchildren, Heather, Heidi, Mark, Emily, Haley, Ellyn, Jacqueline, Joshua, Josie, Lily, Emma, Annie, Avery, Sam, John Henry, Benjamin and Oliver; 8 great grandchildren; also 2 brothers, Douglas (Mary Ellen) Yost of Alma, David (Kim) Yost of Shepherd; and a sister, Nancy (Lee) Bohannon of Alma; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Lynn Yost.
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Published in The Morning Sun on June 18, 2013