In his own words...

"I was born to David and Tina Prieb Jost on May 26, 1921 at Herbert, Sask., Canada, the 8th of 10 children.

At the age of four, my mother died. At the age of five, we got a mother in Justina Warkentin Jost. We always loved her as our own mother.

I told somebody once my father had married after having ten children and she had been a nurse. He told me she would have to be a nurse to take over a bunch of children like that.

We moved to Kansas when I was six years old.

In 1936, I was saved and baptized and joined the Gnadenau Church.

In 1937, we moved to Reedley, CA. We joined the Reedley Church.

After serving from Fall of '42 - Spring of '45 in CPS Camp, I started farming.

On Aug. 6, '48 I married Rosella Wiens. We had many good years together. We had four boys. We enjoyed seeing them all grow up and start their own homes.

Rosella passed away Sept. 21, 1988 after being married forty years, one and a half months.

I love my family very, very much. The grandchildren are especially very dear to me.

I pray that some day we'll all meet again in heaven."

Jake Jost is survived by one brother, David Jost, four sons and four daughters-in-law, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Bob and Betsy Jost of Fresno and grandchildren

  • Geoff and Una Lee Jost of Los Angeles
  • Kate and Adam Bucher of Wichita KS and
    • great grandchildren Sara and Ben
  • Leah Jost of Fresno

Norm and Vicki Jost of Bellingham WA and grandchildren

  • Aaron and Laura Jost of Portland OR
  • Zach and Lauren Jost of New York, NY
  • Jared Jost of Boston MA

Larry and Karen Jost of Dinuba and grandchildren

  • Erin Jost
  • Anne Jost

Ed and Karen Jost of Visalia and grandchildren

  • Rachel Jost of Las Vegas NV
  • Steve and Anne Jost of Missoula, MT