Virgil Wayne Yost, 76, formerly of Salina, passed away on Monday, June 21 at his home with family by his side.
Virgil was born April 19, 1945 in Smith Center, KS, the son of LeRoy and Elaine Hansen Yost. He grew up in the Portis and Alton area and graduated from Alton High School in 1963. Virgil attended some college in Washington state and graduated from Brown Mackie College.
Celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary in 2021, Virgil married Patricia Young on June 4, 1966 in Marquette, KS.
He served in the US Army Reserves for six years and worked in the agriculture industry as the controller at ADM Smoot Grain and Hannebaum Grain companies in Salina until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was active in the Central Kansas and Pikes Peak amateur radio leagues, call sign NØXRS. Virgil loved to spend time with family and friends and enjoyed fishing in the mountains.
Virgil’s surviving family include his wife Patty of the home; daughters, RaShelle (Mike) Hindman of Longmont, CO; Kim (Curtis) Pogue of Colorado Springs; sister and brother-in-law Joan and Ron Peterson of Alton; sister- and brother-in-law Pam and Steve Michel of Salina; 3 grandsons and 4 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life is planned for later this year. Memorial contributions are suggested to PPRAA.org/donations or the American Cancer Society.