Dennis Jost, 77, of Agar died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Avera Mary House in Pierre.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18 at the Agar Hall in Agar with the Rev. Jeff Adel officiating. Burial followed in the Onida Cemetery.
Dennis Jost was born July 29, 1935 to A. Ben and Oralle (Rowse) Jost in Lebanon, SD. He attended country school and graduated in 1953 from Gettysburg High School.
Denny went to work on the family farm with his father, eventually renting his own farm land. On Aug. 9, 1958 he was united in marriage to Sola Pearson in Agar. They made their home in the Lebanon area where Denny continued to farm. He also managed Bob’s Steakhouse prior to him getting into the plumbing business. He worked for a short time for Duane Comeau and Roy Nold prior to going out on his own.
In 1977 Denny started his own plumbing and backhoe business and moved his family to Agar where he remained the rest of his life.
Denny’s life revolved around country music and his family. He was a self taught musician who spent many years in a band providing music at local establishments and barn dances. Denny enjoyed his time watching his kids and grandkids sporting events, missing very few, and since his retirement greatly enjoyed his relaxing fishing trips with his great grandson, Teagan. Denny was also always up for a good game of cards, especially solitaire! Some of Denny’s others interest included Twins Baseball and both small and large game hunting.
Over the years Denny was involved with his community serving on the Agar School Board, as a 4-H Leader and announcing play days and ball games.
He is survived by his wife, Sola of Agar; his children: Tim Jost of Onida, Tamie Brandt of Onida, Mick Jost of Onida, Marti (Kurt) Arbach of Hoven and Tyler (Jennifer) Jost of Gettysburg; grandchildren: Levi (Jenny) Jost of Carbondale, IL, Ashley and Carly Jost of Agar, Keelie (Peter) Aasand of Richfield, MN, Laynee Brandt of Onida, Kassie Brandt of Gettysburg and Kelsey Bieber of Kansas City, MO; great grandchildren: Teagan Jost of Agar and Aubree Aasand of Richfield, MN; step granddaughter, Danielle McGee Campbell; step great grandchildren: Bo and Kiley McGee; brother, Ron (Eileen) Jost of Hoven; sister, Doreen (Chuck) Monroid of Scottsdale, AZ and sister-in-law, Florence Jost of Hot Springs, SD.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Denny’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)