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Darleen Y. Jost

Darleen Y. Jost, age 74, of Murdo, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, June 9, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Murdo, with Father Timothy Castor as celebrant.

Music was provided by Janet Widvey, organist, Donna Erikson, vocalist, and congregational hymns, “Amazing Grace”, “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art”. Register book attendants were Jackie Fosheim and Jody Lebeda. Ushers were Bill Philips and David Venard. Pallbearers were D.J. and Devine Jost, Clay Royer, Chad Neihoff, Ray Erickson and Steven Juhnke.

Interment was Friday at the Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery in Presho.

Darleen Y. Sheriff was born June 28, 1931 in Lead, South Dakota, the daughter of Milo and Constance (Enang) Sheriff. She grew up and received her education in Butte, Montana, until the third grade, when she attended rural schools in the Presho area, graduating from Presho High School. After high school, Darleen taught school south of Presho for a short time.

Darleen was united in marriage to Clarence "Fritz" Jost on June 2, 1951, and to this union were born four children, Connie, Mike, Doug and Jo.

In August 1966, they moved to Murdo. In 1979, Darleen became a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church of Murdo. While in Murdo, Darleen worked part-time at Moore Building.

Her husband, Clarence "Fritz" Jost, preceded her in death on May 23, 1985. After her husband's death, Darleen remained in Murdo, where she enjoyed going to coffee and visiting with friends.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Jost and his wife, Cindy, of Murdo, and Doug Jost and his wife, Sandy, of Black Hawk; two daughters, Connie Royer and her husband, Doug, of Black Hawk, and Josephine Niehoff and her husband, Dick, of Black Hawk; eight grandchildren, Brooke and Suzie Jost, Bobbie Royer, Rick and Clay Royer, Chad Niehoff, Devin Jost, Douglas James Jost, Jr., and Desiree Jost Walsh; nine great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Keyla, James and Kiayanna Rick, Kane, Chelsea, and Destiny Niehoff, and Hayden and Trinade Jost; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Fritz, Darleen was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Thelma Fye and Eileen Jamison.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com.