Carl Paul Zost
November 6, 1934 – April 9, 2018
Carl Paul Zost, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 9th, 2018.
Funeral service will be held April 12th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at St. John's United Church of Christ, Ottto, TX, with Reverend Larry Felice officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends April 11th, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, TX. Carl was born November 6, 1934, in Otto, TX to Charlie and Ida (Tessman) Zost. He was raised in the rural community of Otto.
He attended schools in Otto and Mart, TX. On April 22, 1956, he married Johnnye (Vogel) Zost at the St. John's UCC of Otto. He was also baptized and confirmed in this church. He dearly loved the church and his church family.
He joined the Texas National Guard on April 1, 1954. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army in April, 1957. After basic and advanced training in Fort Lewis, WA., he went to Fort Dix, NJ where he received his orders to go to Worms, Germany. He was a member of the 112th Army Rifle Battalion. In 1959, after serving his tour in Germany, he was honorably discharged at Fort Chaffee, AR. In 1972, he went back into the National Guard. In 1995, he retired with 29 years of military service. He also worked at General Tire in Waco, TX for 27 years from 1959 to 1986. Carl and his family enjoyed many wonderful vacations in many states and most especially enjoyed their vacations in Colorado with the grandchildren. He also loved playing dominoes with his Riesel friends and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ida Zost, his brother, Earnest and wife, Bertha, his sister, Lydia and husband, Ben Dieterich, and his great granddaughter, Lydia Vallie Zost. Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Johnnye (Vogel) Zost, son, Greg and wife, Loretta of Belview, MN, son, Craig of Marlin, TX, grandson Clint and wife Kate of Humboldt, NE, granddaughters, Erin Zost of Marlin, TX and Karen Zost of Redwood Falls, MN, great grandsons Isaiah and Ezra Zost of Humboldt, NE, and brother, Ralph Zost of Euless, TX.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Golden Years Nursing Home of Marlin and Texas Home Health Hospice for their care and love.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. John's UCC. Memorials may be sent to Jerry Holle, 1522 F.M. 1240, Riesel, TX 76682.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ida Zost, his brother, Earnest and wife, Bertha, his sister, Lydia and husband, Ben Dieterich, and his great granddaughter, Lydia Vallie Zost.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Johnnye (Vogel) Zost, son, Greg and wife, Loretta of Belview, MN, son, Craig of Marlin, TX, grandson Clint and wife Kate of Humboldt, NE, granddaughters, Erin Zost of Marlin, TX and Karen Zost of Redwood Falls, MN, great grandsons Isaiah and Ezra Zost of Humboldt, NE, and brother, Ralph Zost of Euless, TX.
- Mike Caddell
- Ben Dieterich, Jr.
- Norman Erskine
- W.B. Haferkamp
- Melvin Hefelfinger
- Tommy Tate
- Curtis Jobe
- Randall Schaeper
- Arthur Allen , Honorary Pallbearer
- Marvin Hefelfinger, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bud Pavelka, Honorary Pallbearer
- Mark Range, Honorary Pallbearer
- Michael Rhidenour, Honorary Pallbearer
- Wiley Stem, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jerry Holle, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
Carl Paul Zost
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Joe and Doris Erskine
April 12, 2018
To the family of Carl, Joe and I extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Carl is now with family who went HOME before him. One day, when GOD calls your names, you'll be reunited with Carl. Until then, cherish the memories of your lives with Carl. We pray for peace and comfort in your lives that only GOD can provide. Love to you all.
The Ward Family
April 10, 2018
Even though I didn't know Carl personally, I just wanted to give my most heartfelt sympathy to all of his family. May you find comfort in your special memories. True, remembering those times may be painful at first, but in time, those memories will help you to heal. So, while grief at the loss of your dear Carl is certainly great, the joy you will have at welcoming him back in the resurrection will be so much greater! Yes, there will be a time when you can see your loved ones who have died again. In the Bible, John 5:28 says “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Also, Psalms 37:29 says “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” How comforting to know that Carl is only resting, just sleeping in death, waiting to be resurrected on earth, by God and finally see all those that he loved, again. May you also find comfort in this scripture, God “will swallow up death forever, [He] will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) Can you see with your mind’s eye: death will be completely gone, living forever on a paradise earth and never having to live without our loved ones ever again.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Ward Family
More comforting scriptures… (Revelation 21:4) (1 Peter 5:7)