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Elizabeth "Betty" Jost

September 2, 1930 — January 30, 2022

Morris, Minnesota

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Betty” Jost will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Todd Schneider will be celebrating the mass. A visitation will be on Friday, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service and rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Morris at a later date.

Elizabeth Lucille Gobernatz was born on September 2, 1930, to Anthony and Julia (Dirkes) Gobernatz in Browerville, Minnesota. She was baptized at St. Peter Catholic Church in Browerville and also received her first communion and was confirmed there. Betty attended District 93 Country school from 1st through the 8th grade and then attended and graduated from Browerville High. In 1948, she moved to Morris with her family.  While in Morris, she babysat and did housework for several families in the area. On July 12, 1950, she was united in marriage to Raymond Jost. They made their home on the Jost farm outside of Morris and started their family, to this union, eight children were born. Betty cooked for Head Start in Morris, waitressed at the Ranch House in Morris, and also helped run the family farm.

Betty was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Morris where she was active in the St. Michael’s Mission Circle. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, fishing, camping, traveling, and sewing – especially quilts. A couple of her favorite spots were Key West, Florida, and Big Pine Lake by Perham. Betty’s stated her greatest accomplishment was her family. She was thrilled to watch her children grow and eventually have grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, January 30, 2022, in Morris. She was 91 years old.

Betty is survived by her sons: Dan (Sue) Jost of Garfield, Jim (Kris) Jost of West Fargo, ND, Jerry (Wendy Moen) Jost of Morris; her daughters: Patricia (Dick) Golden of Golden Valley, Judy Jost (Rob Vassallo) of Wilmot, SD, Julie (Jim) Ellingson of Eagan, Linda (Rich) Martinson of Chisago City, and Lisa Marie Jost of Minnesota; grandchildren: Brooke Golden, Benjamin (Jennifer) Golden, Michael Jost, Nathan (Kristie) Jost, Rachael (Josh) Sinning, Gretchen Jost, Jordan (Amir) Jost Bikic, Joelle (Erik Stoeckeler) Jost, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Jost, Jessica (Kyle Waters) Nolan, Heather Ellingson, Adam (Crystal Tusa) Ellingson, Ryan (Jaci) Martinson, Vanessa (Zach) Palmquist, Nicole (Wes) Farnsworth, Alexandra (Andrew) Commers, Westin Hammerstrom; great-grandchildren: Maxwell, Ramon, Julia, Andreas, Gabriel, Francesca (Nathan), Jordan (Alex), Avery, Talon, Liam, Charlie, Harper, Leighton, Riana, Brody, Elijah, Thora, Nolan, Audrey, Taiylor, Blake, Noah, Asher, and Baby Girl P.; brother, Anthony (Lee) Gobernatz; sisters: Margaret (Jim) Small of Lindale, TX, Helen Cleath of Elk River, and Irene (Al) Danko of Albertville; sister-in-law, Barb Gobernatz of Morris; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Julia Gobernatz; husband, Ray; daughter-in-law, Jane Jost; grandson, Baby Jost; brother, Jim Gobernatz; and sisters: Marie Wevely, Edna Zupko, and Jeanette Jost.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Betty.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Assumption Catholic Church

207 E 3rd St, Morris, MN 56267

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