YAKEL, Jake L.

b. 23 Sep 1924 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. April 2007 - Worland, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald from 4/10/2007 - 4/12/2007 Scottsbluff, NE

Submitted by Mark B. Wills

WORLAND, Wyo. - Jake L. Yakel, 82, passed away at his home in Worland following a brief struggle with cancer. Cremation will take place, and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worland with Rev. Steve Couch officiating.
A memorial in his name has been established for a fund yet to be named. Contributions may be sent to the Pinnacle Bank at P. O. Box 789 ? Worland, WY 82401. Veile Mortuary of Worland is assisting the family with the arrangements.
He was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Scottsbluff a son of Jacob and Mary (Kaiser) Yakel.
He was raised and educated in Scottsbluff. Following his education he farmed for a few years before becoming a truck driver, hauling coal and corn from Wyoming. He then worked for Curry Chemical Co., an agricultural chemical and fertilizer firm, in Scottsbluff.
Jake married Ruby I. SPECHT Jan. 26, 1947, in Scottsbluff. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January.
In 1954 Curry Chemical transferred him to Worland. He later bought the company and operated it as PureGro for many years. He eventually sold it to Simplot, and then retired in 1992.
Jake enjoyed traveling to visit with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He enjoyed walking, and usually stopped to visit with his friends at the local coffee shops. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worland.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Yakel of Worland; daughter, Brenda (Del) Jacober of Covington, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Jane Yakel of Blacksburg, Va.; grandchildren, Cindi Battram of Puyallup, Wash., Kevin Jacober of Seattle, Wash., Demian Yakel of Blacksburg, Va., Jonah Yakel of Tucson, Ariz., and Stefan Yakel of New Orleans, La.; and six great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Yakel of Scottsbluff; sisters, Katherine Welch, Katie Zier, Caroline Rexus, Rose (Paul) Bolzer, Florence Rau, Irene Loose, Alvina Kufeldt, and Norma (Don) Green all of Scottsbluff.
Preceding him in death was his son Randy Yakel in 1997, a brother and four sisters.
Published in The Star-Herald from 4/10/2007 - 4/12/2007 Scottsbluff, NE


YACK, Ruth I. Dominise (Loose)

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YAUK, Edna Alvina

b. 5 Jun 1915 - Durham, Kansas

d. 16 Oct 2007 - Marion, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, October 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MARION - Edna Alvina Winter, 92, died Oct. 16, 2007, at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.
She was born June 5, 1915, in Durham, the daughter of George and Emma Zetwig Yauk. She was a housewife.
She belonged to Our Savior Lutheran Church.
On March 31, 1940, she married Walter WINTER in Durham. He died in 1998.
Survivors include: a daughter, Elaine Stoltenberg, Marion; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Clinton and Arnold Yauk; a sister, Eleanor Yauk, and a grandson.
Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hillsboro. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, with Pastor Brett Huebner presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Brail Workers, or Our Savior Lutheran Church, both in care of the funeral home.

YAUK, Elmer Alexander

b. 24 April 1929 - Buffalo, Oklahoma

d. 20 Jun 2007 - Harper County

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday - June 21, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

BUFFALO, Okla. - Elmer Alexander Yauk, 78, died June 20, 2007, at Harper County Community Hospital.

He was born April 24, 1929, at the family farm North East of Buffalo, Okla. in the Selman community, he was the son of R.B. and Katy E. Yauck Yauk. He was a resident of the Selman Community. He was a farmer and a rancher. He graduated from Selman High School in 1947 and attended Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church, Cattleman Association, and Lifetime Historical Society of Germans From Russia, Okla., Wheat Growers Association, and Buffalo Farmers Co-Op.

On June 9, 1957, he married Carolyn Marie SEMMEL in Woodward, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Paul, Buffalo, Okla.; three daughters, Joyce, Enid, Okla., Marilyn Sellars, Fairview, Okla., and Linda Welch, Enid, Okla.; two sisters, Edna, Goddard, and Irene Major, Benton; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Amelia Yauk and Freda Yauk.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, Okla. with Pastor Randy Fotte presiding. Visitation will be from 9 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Myatt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, North East of Buffalo, Okla.

Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, Parkinson's Foundation, and

American Cancer Society, all in care of Myatt Funeral Home, Box 749, Buffalo, Okla., 73834.


YEADA, Mattie

b. abt 1928

d. 20 Nov 2007 - Westminster, Colorado

From Denver Post - Sunday, November 25, 2007

Submitted by Sharon Pearce

Mattie Yeada, 79, of Westminster, passed away on November 20, 2007. Wife of the late Edward YEADA; mother of Alan Minnich, Lonnie Keiter, & Barbara Clayton; stepmother of Ed Yeada; grandmother of Kelly, Janelle, Hunter, & Rachel; great grandmother of 3; sister of Dorothy Kuhn & Violet Rossmiller. Visitation on Wednesday, 11 to 12 noon, with funeral service at 12 noon, Olinger Crown Hill, 29th & Wadsworth. Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to VistaCare Hospice, 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., #C-120, Denver 80222. Visit www.mem.com.
Published in the Denver Newspaper Agency on 11/25/2007.



b. 28 Dec 1916 - Hardin, Montana

d. 5 Dec 2007 - Hardin, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 8 Dec 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

HARDIN - Jake Yerger, 90, longtime area resident and farmer passed away Dec.5. 2007 in the Miles City Veterans Administration Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Hardin, a son of Conrad and Katherine Mehling Yerger, Sr. He grew up and received his education in Hardin. Following his education, he worked for area farmers and broke horses.
Jake enlisted in the United States Army and later received his honorable discharge. While in the military, he developed a lifelong friendship with his Army buddy, Bill Skorupa. Following the service, he embarked on a farming career north of Hardin, specializing in raising beets, grain and hay. In 1979, he opened Yerger Equipment and became the Massey Ferguson Implement dealer, retiring from the dealership and farming in 1996.
He was a member of the Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, a charter member of the local Elks Lodge, a past member of the American Legion and past president of the Big Horn Beet Growers Association.
Jake married Loyte SECREST in June of 1939 and she died in 1941. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth "Betty" Rehms on March 26, 1947, in Billings and the couple made their home on the family farm north of Hardin. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this spring. He enjoyed his cattle, horses and playing cards. However, he most enjoyed a good cigar.
His parents, Conrad and Katherine Yerger, Sr.; sisters Lydia Massiello, Elizabeth and Emily Besel; brothers Henry and George Yerger; and stepmother Elizabeth Kammerzell preceded Jake in death.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; his daughter, Linda (Walt) Watson; his sons, Larry (Cheryl), Connie (Nora) and John (Barbara) Yerger; his brothers, Victor (Beverly) Yerger of Forsyth and Conrad, (Lillian) Yerger, Jr. of Bozeman; 15 grandchildren, Jason (Tanya), Justin (Cori), Lori (Todd), Gimeelyn (Jason), Jason (Melissa), Josh (Miriam), Rob, Sarah (Thomas), Amy, Andrea, Chase, Devin and Cody; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 10, in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow in the Hardin Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the E & R Church or to the Big Horn County Historical Museum. We appreciate all of the loving care provide to our loved one during his stay at the Miles City VA Nursing Home.


YEKEL, Bessie E. Williams Woods (Teter)

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YOST, Norman James

b. abt 1934

d. 5 Aug 2007 - Russell, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Monday, August 6, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GORHAM - Yost, Norman James "Jim," 73, died august 5, 2007. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Russell Funeral Home, Russell, KS. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham, KS. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Flippin City Cemetery, Flippin, AR. Survivors: sons, Jimmy Yost & wife, Laura, Doug Herndon & wife Roni; brother, John Yost & wife Elois; sister, Roz Thomas; sister-in-law, Billie Robertson; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces & nephews. Arrangements are by Russell Funeral Home, Russell, KS.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/6/2007.


YOUNKIN, Merrill V.

b. 2 Feb 1925 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 16 Aug 2007- Edmonds, Washington

From Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 26, 2007

Submitted by Janet Flickinger
EDMONDS, Wash. ‹ Devoted, loving husband and father, Merrill Vernon Younkin, 82, joined the mate of his soul, Dorothy V. Younkin, who preceded him in death last year. He quietly passed away on Aug. 16, 2007. Born in Great Bend, Feb. 2, 1925, he was the youngest son of Charles F. and Nannie S. Younkin. After graduating from Great Bend High School in 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country honorably and with distinction aboard the destroyer, USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) until 1946.
Returning home from the war, he was introduced to Dorothy KERBS, and later, on Dec. 22, 1946, they married. He graduated from Wichita Business College under the GI Bill and accepted an Industrial Engineering position (IE) with The Boeing Company in Wichita. Merrill would spend 37 successful years with The Boeing Company. He joined Boeing Management in 1951. In 1968 he transferred to Everett, Wash., and dedicated the next several years of his life contributing to the success of the 747, immortalized in Boeing lore along with fellow Everett employees of the time, known as "The Incredibles."
He served on the Executive Management Council for the United Way of Snohomish County, Wash. Merrill retired from Boeing in 1987 as senior director of Industrial Engineering at Renton, Wash. In his career he was involved with the B-47, B-52 and all Boeing commercial airplanes through the 767. Merrill and Dorothy enjoyed a long, relaxing and enjoyable retirement traveling the country in their motor home, visiting many exotic locations and their annual winter sojourn to Palm Springs, Calif. During his retirement years, he devoted much time to the research of family genealogy. Early in adult life he spent over 15 years working with the Boy Scouts of America.
He was a member of The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lynnwood Elks 2717, American Legion Post 66, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3070, and St. Matthew Lutheran Church. His lifelong hobby was coin collecting and he was an active member of the American Numismatic Association and Society of Paper Money Collectors.
Merrill is survived by his son Keith and daughter Jayne Younkin, both of Edmonds, Wash.; sisters, Francis Fox and Patricia Baxter of Great Bend, and 20 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, older brothers George, Wayne and Dwight; and the Love of his Life, wife Dorothy.
Merrill will always be remembered for his love and devotion of family, his compassion for others, adventurous spirit and his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives and hearts he touched in so many ways.
Funeral service will be at Edmonds Lutheran Church on 23525 84th Avenue West, Edmonds, Wash., on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Viewing will be 10:30 a.m. until noon. There will be a gathering during this time with refreshments and socializing prior to the service. The service begins at noon. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the service, at Edmonds Cemetery, 820 15th Ave SW. In lieu of flowers, cash donations may be given to the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation, P.O. Box 157, Edmonds, WA 98020.
Funeral arrangements provided by Beck¹s Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. South/Box 1567, Edmonds, WA 98020-1567