Raymond Paul Dost


Birth: January 23rd, 1955
Death: May 14th, 2018
Age: 63 years
Residence:Saginaw Township, Michigan
High School:Caro High School - 1973
College:Delta College -
Survived By: Surviving are his wife of nearly 41 years, Jackie Dost of Saginaw Township; a son, Ryan (Jenna) Dost of Bay City; a daughter, Shawna (John) Ruple, Jr. of Midland; four granddaughters: Hailey Ruple, Madeline Ruple, Eleanor Ruple and Kinley Dost; his mother, Betty Norrington of Caro; four sisters and one brother: Virginia (Tom) Lounsbury of Cass City, Sharon McClorey of Bay City, John (Gloria) Norrington of Manistique, Pam (Scott) Phillips of Marlette and Valerie Beckrow (Greg Benthall) of Caro; and two brothers-in-law: Ian Hunter and Paul (Lorraine) Hunter both of Glasgow, Scotland. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Norrington; his step-mother, Frieda Dost; a brother, Charles Dost; father- and mother-in-law, John and Agnes Hunter; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Beckrow.
 
Served In: Navy
 

Dost, Raymond Paul of Saginaw Township

 

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 14, 2018 spending the day with his wife. He was 63 years old. Raymond Paul Dost was born on January 23, 1955 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Paul and Marilyn (Griebe) Dost. He was a 1973 graduate of Caro High School. Following graduation, Raymond proudly enlisted into the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. While overseas in Scotland, he met and married the love of his life, Jacqueline “Jackie” Hunter on May 20, 1977; she survives him. Upon his return, Raymond attended and graduated from Delta College, receiving his Associate’s Degree. He began his career as a machinist, advancing to a journeyman tool maker, and retiring as a design engineer. Raymond was a member of Hopevale Church. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed playing golf and was a master tinkerer. Raymond was a perfectionist by nature and was proud to have such an immaculate yard. He also enjoyed attending football games at the University of Michigan. Above all, Raymond loved and cherished his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. He will forever be remembered for his selflessness to his family and friends, for having a stubborn streak, but mostly for living each and every day to the fullest.  

 

Surviving are his wife of nearly 41 years, Jackie Dost of Saginaw Township; a son, Ryan (Jenna) Dost of Bay City; a daughter, Shawna (John) Ruple, Jr. of Midland; four granddaughters: Hailey Ruple, Madeline Ruple, Eleanor Ruple and Kinley Dost; his mother, Betty Norrington of Caro; four sisters and one brother: Virginia (Tom) Lounsbury of Cass City, Sharon McClorey of Bay City, John (Gloria) Norrington of Manistique, Pam (Scott) Phillips of Marlette and Valerie Beckrow (Greg Benthall) of Caro; and two brothers-in-law: Ian Hunter and Paul (Lorraine) Hunter both of Glasgow, Scotland. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.    

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Norrington; his step-mother, Frieda Dost; a brother, Charles Dost; father- and mother-in-law, John and Agnes Hunter; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Beckrow.

 

FUNERAL: A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Hopevale Church, 4873 N. Center Rd., Saginaw, Pastor Sam Burke will officiate. Military honors will follow under the auspices of the United States Navy and VFW Post #1859.

 

VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Friday, May 18, 2018from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Raymond will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Please consider bringing a favorite photo to the visitation, funeral or luncheon to help Raymond’s granddaughters remember their “crazy grandpa ray”. The family will provide a book for friends and family to share a memory or three, and attach the photo.

 

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hopevale Church or to the Chippewa Nature Center. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.



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