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George Francis Jokerst

George Francis Jokerst, 89 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, died Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his home in Ste. Genevieve.

He was born December 29, 1931 in Ste Genevieve, MO

He is survived by Four Nephews, John (Margaret “Pete”) Jokerst, Paul (Sarah) Jokerst, Mike Jokerst, Thomas (Melissa) Jokerst; Two Nieces, Nan Marie (Martin Brooke) Jokerst, Christine (Billy) Townsend; Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews, Nathaniel Brooke, Joanna Brooke, Luke Jokerst, Danielle Jokerst, Elaina Jokerst, Jimmy (Maren) Townsend, David Townsend, Suzanne (Orion) Stidham, Ryann Jokerst, Reagan Jokerst;

Great Grand Nieces and Great Grand Nephews, Jared Townsend, Andrew Townsend, Gareth Townsend, Jackson Stidham, Kaitlynn Stidham

He was preceded in death by Father, Benson Jacob Jokerst; Mother, Adele Elizabeth (Steigle) Jokerst; Two Brothers, Benson (Joan) Jacob Jokerst, Jr., David (Patricia) Joseph Jokerst;

Service was at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00 am. The Clergy was Father Edward Nemeth.

Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

Military graveside services performed by VFW Post 2210

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to Valle Schools Foundation 40 North 4th Street, Sainte Genevieve, MO, 63670 or Church of Ste. Genevieve or American Cancer Society

He was a member of Knights of Columbus council 1037, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree council 1895, The American Legion, and American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). George proudly served our country in The United States Air Force.

George served over twenty seven years as a cartographer and physical scientist with the Defense Mapping Agency (DMAAC and DMASC) in St. Louis, MO. During this time, he received numerous Department of Defense organizational performance awards including the ACIC Civilian Employee of the Year Award (1972), DMA Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1975), and the DMA Benjamin B. Lane Award (1981 and 1992) for technical achievement.

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