Remembering Royce J. Yust

Royce J. Yust

December 19, 1934 – April 24, 2018

Royce Yust passed away April 24, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was at home with his wife Kay O’Hara and her son Kevin Gorden. He was the third child of Raymond and Veronica Struckhoff-Yust. He is preceded in death by his parents, older sister Barbara Hopen, and stepdaughter Laura Gorden. His brothers Raymond (Carmita), Dan (Ruby) and sister Beverly Whitworth (Allen) survive him as well as his children by his former wife (Bonnie Schulte Yust), Royce Lee and Stacy Terbrock (Greg), five grandchildren (Jessica and Jamie Yust and Clayton, Austen and Mitchell Terbrock), and Kay’s son Kevin Gorden. He will be mourned by all of them and many, many other friends and relatives.

Royce was employed by the Ladue School District in 1959. His skill set in the trades along with his ability to organize, supervise and motivate led to his selection as Facilities Director in 1964. The thousands of square feet of buildings and hundreds of acres of grounds were maintained perfectly for 35 years until he retired in 1994. During that period of time, he earned the utmost respect of staff, students, board members, and constituents. Early on friends learned he was a relentless competitor. When hunting it was he who took home the pouch full of game. When skeet shooting it was not how many he hit but how few he missed. And if playing golf with him in a certain tournament he would be the winner of the green jacket.

Royce was a gentleman, a true friend, a fine human being, and a family man.

RIP Royce

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 5 p.m. at All Saint’s Catholic Church in St. Peters, Missouri with a reception following in the church annex.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Parkinson’s Resource Organization.

 

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