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Gerald Yost


June 13, 1942
February 3, 2018


Gerald I. “Jerry” Yost, 75, of Centralia, IL passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Centralia Manor in Centralia, IL. He was born on June 13, 1942 the son of Melburn and Doris (Bortz) Yost in East St. Louis, IL. He married Madeline Groff on June 18, 1988 in Salem, IL.

Survivors include his loving wife, Madeline “Kay” Yost of Centralia, IL; his caring daughter, Lori Feldhake (Mark) of Louisville, IL; thoughtful step-children, Pam Clark (Mike) of Dix, IL, Richie Groff (Karen) of Centralia, IL, Rose Drapp (Dave) of Lewisville, TX, and Rhonda Hirsch (Eric) of Centralia, IL; 13 cherished grandchildren; and 13 precious great-grandchildren.

Mr. Yost was preceded in death by both of his parents; his grandmother, Myrtle Yost; and his step-daughter, Cindy Groff.

Mr. Yost proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed at Rockwell Meridian as a paint mixer and retired from there in 2003.

Per Gerald’s wishes no services will be held and cremation rites will be accorded. The Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, IL is assisting the family of Mr. Yost. Memorials in Gerald’s honor made be made to the family’s wishes and can be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Gerald may be shared with the family at and/or the funeral home’s Facebook page.