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Richard "Dick" Yost

August 12, 1935 — July 16, 2020

Hastings resident Richard Dean “Dick” Yost, 84, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Burial will be at a later date at the National Cemetery in Omaha. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village.

Dick was born on the family farm north of Clay Center, NE on August 12, 1935, to Edmund and Esther Yost. A brother Steve was born in 1942. Dick was always proud to be a farm boy and began driving a tractor when he was 11 years old. He was an All-State football player at Clay Center and graduated from there in 1953. That fall he attended the University of Nebraska and was honored to be a member of the Freshman football program. He was drafted in the fall of 1954 into the Navy and served as a Medic in the Marine Corps stationed in California. He owned an international marketing company, Yost Enterprises.

Dick married Dorrene Frost of St. Paul, NE on August 9, 1956. To this union two children were born, Michael and Patricia. He resided in California for 50 years. After Dorrene’s death, he made contact with a 6 th grade through high school classmate Lona Rae (Peterson) Dedrickson whose husband had died. Dick and Lona made the decision to marry and live the last years of their lives together.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Dorrene Yost.

SURVIVORS:
Wife:
Lona Yost - Hastings, NE
Children & Spouses:
Michael & Sheryl Yost - Rupert, ID
Patricia & Chris Taylor - Colton, CA
Randal & Susan Dedrickson - Trenton, SC
Kathryn & Michael Connell - West Linn, OR
Susan Sunderman - Omaha, NE
Robert & Angela Dedrickson - Council Bluffs, IA
Grandchildren & Spouses:
19
Great-Grandchildren:
16
Brother & Spouse:
Steven & Carol Yost - Clay Center, NE
Many other family members

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