Robert Jokerst

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Robert D. Jokerst, 87, of Belleville, IL, born July 22, 1930, in St. Louis, MO, died Friday, February 2, 2018, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

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

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.



4 Comments on Robert Jokerst

Colleen serena said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Dear David, Robin, Carol, and Mark. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thought and prayers are with you. Love,Colleen

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  • New york
Tom Clemens said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Dear Robin, I was so sorry to read about the passing of your dad. You and your family will be in our prayers. My deepest condolences, Tom

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  • MO
Kathi Grommet Myer said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2018 at 2:30 AM

Breaks my heart! I love him so much Wish I could have been there with him longer. He will be in my mind and heart forever!

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David B. Jokerst said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Miss you Dad !

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  • Illinois

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