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Raymond E. Jost Jan. 29, 1929 - Jan. 19, 2009

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MORRIS -- Raymond Edward Jost, 79, of Morris died Monday at the West Wind Village in Morris after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

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The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:15 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues for one hour before the service at the church.

He was born Jan. 29, 1929, on the family farm near Morris to Frank and Willamina (Zeihringer) Jost. He lived on the same farm his entire life and attended country school just down the road. After graduating from high school, he began farming on the family farm.

On July 12, 1950, he married Elizabeth Gobernatz in Morris. They lived and farmed on the Jost farm until the last few years, when he moved to West Wind Village in Morris.

He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Morris and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife; eight children, Patricia (and Richard) Golden of Greenwood, Daniel (and Sue) Jost of Alexandria, James (and Kris) Jost of Fargo, N.D., Jerry (and Jane) Jost of Morris, Judith Jost (and Patrick Nolan) of Minnetonka, Julie (and James) Ellingson of Woodbury, Linda (and Richard) Martinson of Minnetonka and Lisa (and David) Bowell of North Oaks; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings: Kathryn (and Clifford) Clausen, Margaret (and Jerome) McCarney, Agnes Stensby, Donald Jost, Paul (and Jeanette) Jost and Arthur (and Frieda) Jost.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and an infant grandson.

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