Mr. Jokerst worked as an installer and tester of navigation systems at McDonnell Douglas (MAC). He was a USMC veteran. He served in the Korean War with a rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Jokerst was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary, nee Greene, Jokerst; and his parents, Henry E. and Helen, nee Boyce, Jokerst.
Surviving are his four children, David Boyce Jokerst, Robin Diane (Jerry) Hensley, Carol Anne (Tom) Hyatt, and Mark Edwin Jokerst;
a brother, Henry Edwin Jokerst, Jr.;
a sister, Marjorie Kreller;
and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA, 94912-3950 Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.