|Gerhard "Jerry" Kost|
|August 04, 1920 - November 24, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 11:30a.m., Saturday December 04, 2010 at Church of Peace, UCC, Rock Island|
|Visitation: 10:30-11:30a.m., Saturday December 04, 2010 at Church of Peace, UCC, Rock Island|
|Gerhard “Jerry” Kost, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday November 24, 2010 at home.|
A memorial service will be held at 11:30a.m., Saturday December 4, 2010 at Church of Peace, 1114-12th Street, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Church of Peace.
Gerhard was born on August 4, 1920 in Luebeck, Germany, the son of August and Karoline (Schlegel) Kost. He married Lisa Dettmann on August 31, 1946 in Luebeck, Germany.
Mr. Kost had been employed as a mechanic and later an inspector by John Deere Planter Works. He retired in 1982 after being with the company for 30 years.
Mr. Kost was a member of Church of Peace, Rock Island.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gerhard enjoyed gardening, playing the accordion, also writing and listening to music.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lisa; daughters and sons in law, Jutta and Jerry Kehoe, Chicago, Astrid and Craig Diviney, Plymouth, MN; son and daughter in law, Tom and Christina Kost, Milan; grandchildren and spouses, Brian and Debbie Kehoe, Kevin and Elaine Kehoe, Patrick Kehoe, Adam Diviney, Elliot Diviney, Lisa Diviney and 2 great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Connor Kehoe.
My prayers and condolences are with you Lisa, and your family. I got to know Gerard, and thought of him often since our meeting 2 years ago. I will miss him.
-- Mike Coulter
Dear Tom and Christina.....Our warm wishes, thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult good bye. Bonnie /Bob Kauth
-- Bonnie Kauth
Dear Lisa and Family,
We heard of Gerhard's passing and are saddened for your loss. We just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with Gerhard (and your entire family) when he was at Friendship Manor for therapy.
In my 16 years of working as a therapist, he was one of the hardest working and most consistently positive patient's I had ever met. It really was a pleasure to work with him and we count it a blessing to have met Gerhard.
I can only imagine the wonderful memories you all have of a such a great guy who we had the privilege of meeting for a short time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be your comfort in this difficult time.
Mark and Kristie Leverenz
-- Mark and Kristie Leverena
Lisa & Family~
We now live in Michigan but we were former neighbors and good friends of Elsie Growe on 24th Ave. We we sorry to read of Gerhard's passing on the website. We extend our sypmpathy to you and your family.
Sincerely, Ron and Sande Pietsch
-- Ron and Sande Pietsch