Felix Rost

Felix Joseph Rost

March 26th, 1945 - August 26th, 2020
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Remembered with Love: Felix J. Rost, the son of Esther (Hauff) and Albert Rost, was born on March 26, 1945 in Watertown. He passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Felix was baptized at Immaculate Conception and grew up in Watertown with four sisters. He attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated Watertown High School in 1963.

Felix started working at Prairie Lakes when he was only 19 and continued to work there for 52 and a half years.

Felix and Ann met while working at the Prairie Lakes Hospital. Felix married Ann Jostad on August 31, 1985 at Holy Name Church. Their unwavering love and the grace of God blessed them with two children and three grandchildren. Michele was born on June 17, 1986 and Michael was born on October 13, 1987.

Felix loved to problem solve and could fix anything he touched. He had the ability to craft his own replacement parts if they were unavailable. He was a perfectionist with every project he started and would often stay late into the night to ensure its completion. No job was too big or too small. His work did not stop once he came home. He was a master mechanic that loved to tinker in his garage and spent countless hours working on cars. He loved his 1970 Z28 Camaro and his 2004 Z06 Corvette. His expertise included working on cars, woodworking, electrical, and plumbing. He designed and built a gazebo in the backyard with no blueprints. He could even put on a doctor's coat and fix a dearly beloved toy for his kids and grandkids. He had a very dry sense of humor and liked to playfully tease. Felix often appeared stoic and reserved but was a very kind and loving brother, husband, father and “Papa”.

A mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Friday August 28, 2020 at 10:30am with Father John Fischer officiating.

The family will be available to greet friends during the open visitation at Wight and Comes on Thursday August 27, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

The burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watertown following the service.

Active Pallbearers will be Felix's son, Michael Rost, and friends, Kenny Bucholz, Ken Gartzke, Jeff DeVille, Rick Maslowski, and Larry Bachman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, and friends, Tom Bierscheid, Danny Oslund, Merwin Anderson and Jay Adler.

Felix is survived by his wife Ann; his children, Michele Rost of Sioux Falls; Michael (Brittany) Rost of Watertown; 3 grandchildren, Kinzley, Brynlee, and Graham Rost; Two siblings, Stephonie (Dewey) Hill of Castle Pines, CO, and Christine (John O'Conell) Rost of Westminster, CO.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; Albert and Esther Rost; two sisters, Collette and Dolores Rost.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday August 27th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday August 27th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Open to the public
  • Service

    Friday August 28th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday August 28th, 2020 10:30am
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    Watertown, SD
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    Open to the public
    Father John Fischer
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Jan Mullin

Posted at 01:24pm
Dear Ann and family,
Deepest sympathy, prayers, love and hugs on the loss of your husband/father.

Jan and Mike

Janice Larson

Posted at 05:09pm
Ann and Stephanie so sorry for your loss . Jan Thorson Larson

Karyl Somers

Posted at 09:00pm
Michael, Brittany and Family - sorry to read of the loss of your father Michael. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karyl & Jim Somers

bev morrison

Posted at 09:07pm
Praying for your comfort Ann, as well as for your children. Your many memories will bring smiles for you. Take care ... Bev orrison


Posted at 11:41pm
A very sincere I am sorry to Ann and his is hard but loss is harder. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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