John was born September 24, 1946 in St. Joseph to James Sr. and Marie (Klein) Rost. John attended Christian Brother’s High school.
John proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969. He earned several medals while serving and was honored with 2 purple hearts.
He graduated from Northwest State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing.
John married Susan Beermann November 23, 1972 at Co Cathedral in St. Joseph. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Savannah.
John owned R and R car wash until his retirement in 2012. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife Susan of the home, children: Kevin (Aileen) of Savannah; Nikki (Aaron) of St. Joseph; Lisa of Savannah; Sean (Krissy) of Des Moines, IA; and Andrea of Savannah; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Marie Rost.
Memorial visitation and family receiving hours will be 5 – 7 PM Monday April 7, 2014 at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home in Savannah, Missouri. A Rosary will be held at 5:30 PM Monday, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Savannah, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, or Heartland Hospital Cancer Center.
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