Frank Yost

Frank Yost

MADISON-Frank Yost, age 93, passed away on November 17, 2017.

Frank was born July 22nd 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the son of John Radford Yost and Adelaide Kessenich Yost. He attended Border Star School and Southwest High School in Kansas City before moving to Madison at the age of 15 and graduating from Wisconsin High School. He also attended the University of Wisconsin and Lawrence College before volunteering for the Enlisted Reserve Corps. Frank was very proud of his service to our country in the Pacific Theatre during the Second World War. He was the First Sergeant of the 1015th Signal Corps attached to the Fifth Air Force. His company served in New Guinea, Biak, Morotai, Clark Field in the Philippines, and after the war ended, in Osaka Japan.

After the war, Frank returned to Madison to join his father and his three brothers John, Harry, and Bob in the Yost’s clothing store business. He spent his entire career working in the store where he managed the coat department and served as the company’s treasurer. He especially enjoyed buying and selling coats and traveling to the markets in New York and Chicago. Frank was a proud member of the downtown Rotary Club since 1950 and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Maple Bluff Country Club. In 1950 Frank married Mary Constance Weber. They were happily married and devoted to each for over 60 years.

Frank is survived by his wife, Constance; son, William (Kathleen) Yost in New York; daughters, Mary (Zane) Williams in Madison, and Ellen (Eric) Anderson in Atlanta; and his brother, Robert. He was very proud of his 6 wonderful grandchildren, Jack, Claire and Mary in New York and Ian, Henry and Eva in Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Harry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., with Msgr. Charles Schluter presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The private burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphona Society at or by calling (888) 557-7177.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Ave.

(608) 249-8257