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Maxine ‘Charlie’ Yost, 94

Maxine “Charlie” Beulah Yost, age 94, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Bethesda Heritage Home in Willmar.

She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Long Prairie, Todd County, the daughter of Max and Gertrude (Reemts) Wagner. Charlie was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at the United Methodist Church in Long Prairie.

She received her education at a country school in the Long Prairie area.

Charlie was united in marriage to Lewis “Clayton” Yost May 28, 1955, at United Methodist Church in Litchfield. Charlie and Clayton resided in Hutchinson, and the Lake Washington area, before moving to Darwin, in 1996. They shared 51 years of marriage, until Clayton passed away Nov. 7, 2006.

Charlie was employed at the 3M Company in Hutchinson, and worked in production and shipping. She retired in May of 1981.

She was a member of Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.

Charlie was also a member of Western Minnesota Steam Thrashers Association in Rollag, MN, the Hutchinson VFW Auxiliary Post 906, and the Twine Ball Committee in Darwin.

Charlie enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, and going on fishing trips with her family. She was a helpful, kind, caring and generous person; and loved animals, especially her cat, Jacob “Jaky.”

Charlie especially cherished spending time with her family and friends.

When she needed assistance with her daily care, Charlie became a resident of Bethesda Heritage Home in Willmar, July 10, 2008.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Martha Wagner of Willmar; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Clayton, Charlie was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Gertrude Wagner; a bother, Delmer Wagner; and her step-father, Henry Schrock.

Funeral services took place Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, followed by interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Pastor Deb Walkes officiated at the services. The eulogy was given by Del Wagner, and the organist was Kay Hayden. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Casket bearers were Hank Wagner, Dwayne Bohn, Neil Dovenmuehle, Tom Wagner, Sam Gruenke, Alex Gruenke, Jaden Wagner, and Aaron Jacobson.

Honorary bearers were Sandra Gruenke, Susan Bohn, Bobbi Jo Rademacher, Kristin Wagner, Carrie Motschenbacher, and Kaliista Wagner.

Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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