OBITUARY

Robert Charles Joost

August 6, 1941April 14, 2018
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Robert Charles Joost was born on August 6, 1941 and passed away on April 14, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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Robert Charles Joost

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Biography

MY DAD WAS A GOOD MAN AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM WILL REMEMBER HIM FOR HIS LOYALTIES, HIS WARMTH, HIS KINDNESS AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. THERE WAS ALWAYS ROOM IN MY DADS HEART FOR ONE MORE GRANDKID, FRIEND OR ANIMAL. WE WERE ALL BLESSED TO HAVE HIM FOR AS LONG AS WE DID.

HE LOVED GOD AND, LIKE OUR MOM, TAUGHT US THAT GOD WAS MOST IMPORTANT AND THAT THROUGH ACCEPTING HIM INTO OUR HEART AND BY IMITATING JESUS EVERLASTING LIFE AWAITED US ALL.

TO MY BROTHER AND I, NOTHING BROUGHT US MORE COMFORT THAN KNOWING THAT DAD TRULY LOVED MOM AND THAT THEIR LOVE WOULD SEE NO END. WE WERE RAISED IN A HOME WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF LOVE, KINDNESS, LAUGHTER AND HELPFULNESS. MY DAD TAUGHT US ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE LESSONS ONE CAN LEARN: THAT WE SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE OF OURSELVES TO OTHERS, NO MATTER WHAT. OUR HEARTS ARE FILLED WITH JOY THROUGH GODS GOOD WORKS.

MY DAD TAUGHT US AND INTRODUCED US TO MANY THINGS. HE NEVER MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO TEACH US WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL OR CARPENTRY OR SHARE HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR MUSIC, OLD CARS, HISTORY AND NATURE.

ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE LESSONS I GOT FROM HIM WAS TO TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK NO MATTER WHAT THAT WORK MIGHT BE. A LESSON I REMEMBER WELL FROM WHEN I WAS A TEEN. MY TASK WAS TO STACK A BIG PILE OF FIREWOOD. I STACKED IT AND IT STAYED STACKED FOR ALMOST TWO MINUTES. THE LESSON HE TAUGHT WAS THAT IN LIFE WE CAN TAKE THE TIME TO DO THINGS RIGHT OR ELSE SPEND THE TIME TO DO THEM TWICE. A LESSON THAT WE CAN APPLY TO EVERY KIND OF PROJECT.

MY DAD WAS HONEST, KIND HEARTED AND LOVING. HE WAS FILLED WITH STORIES OF DAYS GONE BY AND DELIGHTED IN TELLING THEM. ONE OF THE THINGS I’LL MISS MOST ARE TAKING DRIVES DOWN BACK ROADS TOGETHER WHILE HE POINTED OUT LANDMARKS AND SHARED STORIES ABOUT FRIENDS AND FAMILY. HE REMINISCED ABOUT HIS YOUTH, HIS SIBLINGS, HIS MEETING OUR MOM. HE TOLD STORIES ABOUT MY BROTHER AND ME AS KIDS. HE TALKED OF HIS GRANDCHILDREN. HE LOVED US ONE AND ALL. HIS MEMORY WAS VAST AND HE LOVED THE WEALTH OF JOKES HE HAD ACQUIRED OVER THE YEARS. HE WAS TELLING THOSE JOKES AND STORIES RIGHT UP UNTIL THE LAST FEW DAYS HE WAS WITH US.

MY DADS SPIRIT LIVES ON IN OUR MEMORY. WE HAVE HEARTS FILLED WITH JOY BY THE WAY HE FELT ABOUT US. TO MY DADS ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING HOW MUCH YOU WERE LOVED BY YOUR POPPY, I KNOW HE WOULD WANT YOU TO REMEMBER HIM AS A FUN LOVING AND HE WOULD WANT YOU TO LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF AND BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE. LOVE YOUR FAMILY, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, WORK HARD AND NEVER BE AFRAID TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF.