Herald JournalHerald Journal, Jan. 5, 2004

Judge Yost dies

By Ryan Gueningsman

Judge LeRoy W. Yost died Wednesday at the age of 64. It is believed that Yost was the longest tenured judge in Minnesota.

In the late 1960s, former Winsted attorney Dick Genty "recruited" Yost to come to the area from Minneapolis, according to Genty's wife Joan.

He practiced law with Genty until an opening for McLeod County judge came up. He was appointed as a judge in 1971 and first won the election to judgeship in 1974, according to reports.

Yost served in the first judicial district, which encompassed Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley counties.

Funeral services for Judge Yost will be today (Monday) at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

There will also be a visitation today from 8 to 11 a.m., as well as one hour prior the service.

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