Don Yost

Don Yost Don Yost, 67, of Spencer and formerly of Vermillion, passed away on Oct. 5, 2008 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.�? A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. Don Yost was born on Feb. 10, 1941 to Clarence and Irene (Schuttler) Yost in Mitchell. He was raised in the Farmer area and attended 10 years of school in Farmer.�? He graduated from Spencer High School.�? After high school he worked on the Oahe Damn in Pierre and then joined the US Army.�?  He attended Signal School in Fort Gordon, GA, after completion he was stationed in Germany for 29 months.�? After an Honorable Discharge he worked for Spencer Quarry, then managed Frontier Gas Station in Salem.�?  He then attended Nettleton Community College in Omaha, NE.�? After graduating he was employed at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he began as a data processing specialist.�? He later became operations manager of the USD Board of Regents Computer Center where he remained until the time of his retirement.�?  He enjoyed camping and traveled many different places with his camper. He was never married but loved spending time with his family, including his two sisters and many nieces and nephews. Don is survived by his two sisters, Karen (Richard) Burnham and Cherie (Bryant) Schroeder both of Spencer, five nieces and nephews, Vicky (Mark) Huls of Salem, Kathy Zulk of Howard, Jason (Kari) Schroeder of Mitchell, Aaron (Amanda) Schroeder of North Pole, AK and Amy (Jeremy) Mentle of Epiphany, 12 great-nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.�?  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. To sign an online registry please visit

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