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Sunday July 10th, 2016
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Monday July 11th, 2016

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Theodore Arthur Yost

Memorial services for Theodore A. Yost, age 67, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake.  Rev. Wendy Anderson will officiate. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.  

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

Theodore “Ted” Yost was born on September 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.  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 donor’s choice.

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We are saddened to hear of Ted's passing.  Just hard to believe.   Our hearts are aching for you and your family and we have you in our thoughts and prayers.  I'm sure there are many memories that in time will help to ease the pain in your hearts.  

We've always enjoyed your visits when you were in Phoenix.  

He will be missed.

Hugs to you all,

Larry & Cyndy

Larry and Cyndy Mattick Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.  I'm glad that I knew Ted.

Al Batt Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

Yost family, my deepest condolences for your family's loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Sweigert Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Yost family.  May time heal the pain and the good memories bring back the smiles.

Cheryl Sailor-Hatle Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Ted's accident.  Our prayers are with you.

Anita & Dennis Stroklund Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

Maddy and Family

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandpa, you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Rachel and Karley Guenther Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

Thinking of all the Yost family at this time. I always enjoyed visiting with Ted when I seen him. He truly will be missed. God's blessings!
Steve Hacker

Steven Hacker Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy and prayers for God's continuing presence and blessings.

Pastor Don Rose Jul 10 2016 12:00 AM

We are very sorry for your loss.   You have our sympathy.

Bob and Cathy Wittmer Jul 10 2016 12:00 AM

May GOD comfort the Yost family at this time of loss. I have not seen Ted in many years , but I remember all the fun times I had with him when he would come over to my Brother ( Wade ) house. Ted was so fun to talk with and had many farm stories to tell. I remember the first day I met Ted , he rode up on his big Harley HOG.     " REST IN PEACE. "

  Mark C. Carlson
   Austin , MN.

Mark C. Carlson Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

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