Robert E. Yost, 84, died Thursday morning at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka, where he had been for two and a half weeks.
He was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Delphi, to Harvey H. and Margaret A. (Stultz) Yost. He married Margaret I. Gustin Feb. 14, 1950, in Leo. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mary (Larry) Wiser, Germantown, Ohio, and Marcia Yost, Goshen; three grandchildren, Valerie Wiser Martin, Greencastle, Laura Wiser Roberts, Bloomington, Ill., and Madeline Yost, Goshen; and four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Toby, Ellie and Maggie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard and Donald Yost.
A 1945 graduate of Goshen High School and a 75-year Goshen resident, Mr. Yost was a member and former trustee of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Goshen. He was a former member of the Goshen Jaycees and a longtime member of the Elkhart County Exchange Club.
He served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 as a ski and winter survival instructor.
He retired in 1993 as Plant Superintendent from Goshen Milk, now Dairy Farm Products, after 26 years of service. He started working at the age of 7 for the family business, City Dairy Inc.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 3 p.m. memorial service Sunday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Goshen. Pastor Richard Rinearson will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in West Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.