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Joan M. Kost

Joan M. Kost

June 28, 1927 - Sept. 22, 2008

PAYNESVILLE -- Joan M. Kost, 81, of Paynesville, died Sept. 22 at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Memorials are preferred.

She was born June 28, 1927, in Paynesville to Arnold G. and Veronica (Jacobs) Kost. She graduated from Paynesville High School and the College of St. Catherine.

She taught English for five years in Maynard and Willmar. She then worked as an office manager in hospitals. From 1956-1979 she joined the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth, Kan., continuing hospital work. Most of the rest of her life was working in hospital administration areas in several western states. Following retirement she returned to Paynesville to help care for her mother.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Christian Women.

She is survived by her sisters: Irene (and Robert) Schaefer of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mary Kost of Denver, Colo., and Katy (and Tom) Lindquist of Paynesville; and nieces and nephews.