Wilbert Ost, 81, of Payson, died Jan. 23, 2004. He was born June 23, 1922 in Fredonia, N.D.
Mr. Ost lived most of his life in Washington state. He served over 20 years in the Navy.
Mr. Ost also worked 10 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
He resided in Payson for seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Ost of Payson; sons, Gary Ost of Walnut Creek, Calif., Keith Ost of Edmonds, Wash. and Gregg Ost of Beaumont, Texas; stepdaughters, Deb Bartlett of Minneapolis, Minn., Laura Kryger of Vancouver, Wash. and Mary Sodek of Bruceville, Texas; sisters, Mabel Kennicott of Ridgecrest, Calif. and Elda McCausland of Blaine, Wash.; six grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Irene Annette (Schadler) Ost, a dear cousin of Loretta.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main Street in Payson.
Donations can be made to Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.