Edward J Dost

May 11th, 1918 to January 13th, 2015
Edward J. Dost, Jr, 96, of Port Huron, transitioned peacefully on January 13, 2015.

Ed was born on May 11, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Anna Dost. In 1937, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1941, Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. During World War II, he served his country stateside by helping develop and test fuels and lubricants for government motor vehicles and aircraft use while working for Standard Oil at the Utah Oil Refinery. After the war ended, he continued to work for Standard Oil in Whiting, Indiana until 1948. From 1948 until 1962, he worked at other chemical plants in the Chicago area.

In September 1963, Ed started a position as a Research and Processing Engineer for Acheson Colloids Company of Port Huron. During his tenure, he headed the Research Department and later was the Supervisor of the Quality Control Lab. He considered the development of an ammonia recovery system as his best achievement while with Acheson. He retired from Acheson June 1, 1983 after over nineteen years of service at the age of 65.

He married Helen Meves on February 11, 1950. They had two sons, Dr. James Dost of Denver, Colorado and Dr. Robert Dost, of Lorton, Virginia.

Ed was a past president of the Industrial Management Club of Port Huron, as well as a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Blue Water Sportsman’s Club. In 1971, Ed joined Port Huron Lodge #374 F & AM (now #58) and Port Huron High Twelve Club and worked to the level of Master Mason.

A year before he retired, Ed became interested in carving duck decoys as a hobby. Ed developed his talents to where he began entering and winning competitions as well as teaching others this American art form. He continued teaching into his 90’s in the basement of his home.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. James (Kathi) Dost and Dr. Robert (Doris) Dost; eight grandchildren: Jeremy Dost, Kyle Dost, Lauren Dost, Brian and Brody Burns, Hart, Matthew, and Adam Kinzer; one great granddaughter, Emma Kinzer, a sister-in-law, Suzanne Dost, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Dost and Hart Kinzer.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in First Presbyterian Church., Port Huron. The Rev. Bre Ryan will officiate.

Entombment will be in Lakeside Cemetery Mausoleum, Port Huron. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeremy and Kyle Dost, Matthew and Adam Kinzer and Brian and Brody Burns.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid City Nutrition or the Community Foundation River Walk Endowment Fund.

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