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Karl G. Jost

December 28, 1935 — June 25, 2023


Karl G. Jost



Karl’s life began on December 28, 1935, in Hillsboro.  He is the son of Peter G. and Elisabeth (Funk) Jost.  Karl was a 1954 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He served his country in the United States Army from 1958 until 1962 in the Army Corps of Engineers.

He was a talented athlete at Hillsboro High, playing basketball, football and baseball from grade school on.  He was so naturally inclined to sports that after a few weeks he consistently beat Marilyn at tennis (She had been playing it for 4 years). Karl was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Hiebert on May 29, 1956, in Hillsboro.  He loved the house and home that he and Marilyn built in 1975 and lived in for almost 50 years.  Karl was the second of three generational owners of Jost Welding in Hillsboro, taking over from his father P.G. Jost, and later passing it onto his son Todd. 

He enjoyed the outdoors, whether boating with his sons, fishing with friends, hunting with the Jost family or tending to his apples, peaches, and pears in his garden.  Karl “never met a piece of pie he didn’t like” and loved his golden retrievers. He also enjoyed his “patio time” watching the birds.    Karl and Marilyn were blessed with being able to enjoy four-mile hikes, traveling the world and all 50 states.  He was a devoted Christian, praying for each of his family members by name every day.  Karl was a member of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church and enjoyed his church family.  

His greatest joy was his family which includes his wife of 67 years Marilyn Jost of Hillsboro; sons Todd (Wendy) Jost of Lehigh, Corey (Vicki) Jost of Sheridan, WY, and Craig (Fabiana) Jost of Hillsboro; grandchildren Franklin Jost, Sonja Jost, Emma (Kyle) Roberts, Elizabeth (Joel) Huskerson, Hannah Jost, Peter Jost, Josiah Jost, and Megan Jost; great granddaughter Daisy Roberts and sister Kathryn Sommerfeld of Lindsborg. 

Karl went home to Jesus on Sunday June 25, 2023, at his home with his wife at his side.  He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and 4 sisters.  Karl’s family will gather with friends on Sunday July 2, 2023, at 2:30 the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church for his memorial service.  He will be laid to rest in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.  Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Hillsboro is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Karl’s name may be directed to the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church or Good Shepherd Hospice.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Karl at

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Memorial Service

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church

300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro, KS 67063

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