Charles "Chuck" Robert Yost

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  • Name: Charles "Chuck" Robert Yost
  • Location of Birth: Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1927
  • Date of Death: April 14, 2016 (88 years old)
  • Parents: Carl Yost & Gertrude (Noss) Yost
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  • Highest Rank: DC 2 (Damage Controlman Petty Officer Second Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Charles Robert Yost
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: June 8, 1927
    Birth Place: Mitchell, South Dakota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1946
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 175
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other Characteristic: Scar between thumb & fore finger left hand
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Carl Yost, mother, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

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    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    As a youngster he became an outdoorsman out of necessity.

    Following his discharge, Chuck returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He then worked at L&M Supply in Virginia, Minnesota as a Store Manager. In the early 70's, Chuck worked for the Alaska Pipeline.

    Chuck was united in marriage to Audrey Mae Letourneau.

    Chuck was an inspiration to those who knew him. He was a prime example of self-reliant "Greatest Generation". He worked hard and took pride in his work. He could fix anything. When he was done with a project, not only was it repaired, it looked like it was brand new. As an adult he shared those skills with family. There were many long productive hours spent in the boat with Chuck Yost. There are now a lot of walleyes who are breathing a sign of relief.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; several brothers and sisters; and a son, Mark.

    Charles is survived by his wife, Audrey; daughters Brenda (Mike) Bateson and Lori Yost; two sisters, Leona Radke and Lorraine Pickard; two brothers, Gerald and Robert; extended family members, Bill and Gwen Litchke, Sam and John Riehle, Cindy and Kevin Malmquist, and Dale and Renee Litchke. He had eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

    Chuck passed away at Grand Village Lodge in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. According to his wishes, there were no services.

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