Ron P. Jost

PORTAGE – Ron P. Jost, age 52, was granted his final wish to be at home but lost his battle with cancer on September 8, 2018. He was born November 4, 1965, in Sturgeon Bay, WI, to the late Robert and Lucille (Schmitz) Jost. He attended UW Stout, where he met his love, Donna. They were united in marriage in June 1990, and were blessed with his next love, Wyatt, 17 short years later.

Ron liked nothing more than sharing his passions for hunting, fishing, camping, Harley’s, and hockey with Wyatt. He bragged to everyone about Wyatt’s pheasant, turkey and deer hunting, the hits and the misses. Ron was never prouder than watching Wyatt take his first steps, on the floor and on the ice. He loved being a team manager and assistant coach for Wyatt’s hockey teams. Ron was also a big fan of Wisconsin football and hockey. He came from the dark-side of being a Bears fan to be a Packers fan to join both Donna and Wyatt in their love of the team.

Ron is survived by his wife, Donna, and son, Wyatt. He is further survived by his siblings, Robert (Ann) Jost, Richard (Lorna) Jost, Ruth (Jeff) Harding, Randy (Marion) Jost; his nieces and nephews; uncle, Lloyd Schmitz, and aunt, Mary Schmitz.

Ron’s family wishes to thank the amazing team from Agrace Hospice, who allowed Ron to die with dignity at home.

Funeral services will be held at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Gloria Stubitsch officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be Bayside Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay, WI, on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College America Fund to benefit Wyatt Jost and mailed to the family.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)