Kenneth V. Jost
Kenneth V. Jost, 76, of St. Louis, peacefully entered into rest on January 28.
A father, grandfather, brother, step-father, uncle and friend of many, Ken was born on December 6, 1945 to Fran and Vic. He went from little brother to big brother pretty quickly as the Jost family grew on Derhake Road.
From an early age, Ken fell in love with all things nature. Fishing, hunting and being outside became a big part of his life.
After being drafted with the Army and spending time abroad, he returned to St. Louis where he started a job he was most proud of: Being a dad.
First came Scott, and later Bonnie. Followed quite a few years later by Katie. One thing is for sure – fatherhood meant the world to Ken. From trips to the Lake of the Ozarks to family holiday celebrations, Ken was an always-eager presence with each of his children.
His love was boundless, extending to the Amos stepchildren he cared so dearly for, and later to his many, many grandchildren.
Decades of hard work laying flooring and as a project manager culminated into a retirement that he could be proud of with the love of his life, Beverley, out on Lake Tishomingo.
Ken’s priorities in life were passed down to everyone who loved him and was privileged enough to watch him walk through life: Work hard, love fiercely, and make time to go fishing.
Loving husband of Beverley Jost; loving father of Scott (Johanna) Jost, Bonnie (nee Jost) Spanier, and Katherine Jost; dear grandfather Anna Jost, Ella Jost, Claire Jost, Ashley Jost, Megan Sigala, Reid Nolan, and Jennifer Wilson (nee O’Day), Greg O’Day and Brandon O’Day; dear brother of Pat (Carl) Grosvenor, Chuck Jost, and Marge (Jeff) Layton; dear friend to many –– Ken was deeply loved and will forever be cherished.
Memorial donations in Kenneth’s name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.