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NORMAN H. YACKLE , 73, of Lake Carroll , passed away on September 23, 2000 at home, after a long-term battle with cancer. Mr. Yackle was born in Spring Hill , Kansas on March 2, 1927 to Charles and Thelma (Foote) Yackle. He attended a 1-room school during his elementary schooling, and graduated from Spring Hill High School . He volunteered to serve in the US Coast Guard for 1 ½ years. In June 1950 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Clare Lloyd. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas University in June 1950. In August 1951, he received his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa , and he later took post-graduate courses from Northern Illinois University and from Western Colorado State University . He was a high school teacher and athletic coach for all sports at Shannon High School , Shannon , Illinois from 1951-1956. From 1956 until his retirement in 1986, he served as Superintendent of the Shannon school system, and Shannon High School Principal. After retirement, he served as interim School Superintendent of the Dakota, Illinois school system, and Dakota High School Principal. He then sold real estate for Patten Corp. at Lake Carroll for 3 ½ years. Norman was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Boyle-Hoy Legion Post in Shannon , and a past member of the Shannon Lion’s Club (35-year member). He was a life member of the N. E. A. (National Education Association), a member of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, an elected member to the Educational Leaders of Illinois, and a long-standing member of the Shannon Methodist Church . He was a member of various minor clubs and organizations and held offices in most of them at one time or another. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Clare; a son, Michael (Linda) of Crystal Lake ; three daughters, Michele (Mark) Horner of Shannon; Mary (Tim) Berryhill of Stockton; Marcy (C. T.) Campbell of Luray, Virginia; 8 grandchildren, Ben and Rachel Horner, Derek, Richard, and Rosie Berryhill, Nicklaus and Norman L. Yackle, and Monica Campbell. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Yvonne. Visitation was at the Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2000 and services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel United Methodist Church , Shannon . Pastors Larry Thomson and Russell Coats presided. There is a memorial fund established with contribution funds going to the Ferguson Memorial Cancer Center in Freeport , to the Cancer Research Center at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison , Wisconsin , and Bethel United Methodist Church . Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery , Freeport , following the services.
Contributed by Alice Horner

ALFRED YEAGER - The C. B. & Q railroad yards was the scene of another shocking accident this (Friday) morning about 1:30 o'clock when Alfred Yeager was instantly killed when he was thrown under a car. His head and right leg were frightfully mangled. The particulars of the accident as we learn them are about as follows: A train of cars was being switched and while cutting of a car a pin between the third and fourth cars from the engine became stuck in some manner. Alfred stepped in between the cars to loosen it and must have tripped on the rail. He fell, and the car wheel passed over his head and one leg. The accident occurred so quick that his companion could not tell just how it happened. The engineer at the inquest testified that he had received two signals to go ahead which was immediately followed by a stop signal. The engine had only moved between for and five feet. Mike Stolder who was with Alfred immediately notified the other crews and the body of Alfred was found lying face downward, his leg being wedged in the guard rail so that it was necessary to removed the blocking to release it. The terrible accident has caused the deepest of regret throughout the city. Alfred or "Cap" as he was familiarly known was usually a careful young man on duty as shown by the evidence of his superiors and associates. He had been working about six months and only the past two weeks was on the right "trick." Deceased was the only son of Henry and Mary Messinger Yeager and was born in this city about twenty-one years ago. August 6th of last year he was united in marriage to Miss Edith Nelson of Lanark and they resided in the M. A. Law flat on Main Street. Beside the young wife and parents he is survived by one sister, Angie, to all of whom the deep and heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended. Alfred was a young many of exceptional fine traits of character and good principles. He was always happy hearted and was a favorite among his companions and friends. In his private life he was all that could be desired as husband, son and brother, being possessed of a kindly nature.

The accident is a terrible shock to the members of the family who are prostrated. Death when it comes in the home following a long season of sickness is hard to bear, but when it comes to us suddenly and robs the home of one who is just in the best part of life it is a blow which cannot soon be overcome and leaves the hearts of relatives and friends bruised and bleeding with anguish and sorrow. How frail is human power to alleviate the suffering of those who are passing through the deep waters of sorrow. There is but one refuge in such time and it is found in the promises of Him who said, "Lo I am with you always, even unto the end." Coroner J. P. Schreiter empanelled a jury and held an inquest this morning. The jurors were M. C. Radke, Bert Lambert, Will Cottral, J. N. Whisler, George Cromer and M. H. Curtis.
Contributed by Dede Mines. From the Savanna Times Journal, Friday, June 6, 1913
Edith Nelson Yeager left IL after the death of her husband and re-married. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Sanford, Seminole Co FL. The child born after the death of Alfred is Richard E. Yeager born 13 December 1913, the father of Dede Mines.

MARIA CATHARINE YEAGER was born in Nauheim Herogthum Nausan Germany February 28th 1829 and died at her home in Carroll Co., Illinois December 9th 1898, aged 68 years, 9 months and 16 days. She came to this country in 1833, first making her home in Franklin Co., Pa., where she was married to Conrad Yeager in 1854. To this union ten children were born, four of whom preceded her to the other shore. In her youth she was wonderfully saved and joined the United Brethren Church, to which she was true and useful until death. Though she could not attend services for a year or more she could pray, and a life of prayer is a useful one. May the blessed Comforter be with Bro. Yeager and the dear children and at last home them with the departed in heaven. Wm. Beers. [The Christian Conservator, Vol.13, No. 27, p.14 Feb. 23.] Note: Children of Maria Catharine Yeager and Conrad Yeager were: Amelia, Susan, Maria, Marice, Henry, John, Daniel, Unknown child, Unknown child, Ella May/Mae.
Contributed by Lynda Balch

CONRAD YEAGER : Pneumonia Is Fatal - Father of Henry Yeager died at Center Hill Thursday Night. Conrad Yeager, of Center Hill father of Henry Yeager of this city died of pneumonia Thursday Night. Mr. Yeager lived alone and neighbors noticing no signs of life about his home broke in the door and found him ill and suffering. He had been in this situation at least a day and a night when his plight was discovered. There was but little hope for the aged man's recovery as the disease had too firm a hold on him. Deceased was an old resident of the county and was well known. His age was about 75 years. He is survivied by several children and other relatives. An obituary will appear later.

Conrad Yeager was born in Heigbock, Germany, May 16th 1831 and died at his home near Mt. Carroll, Ill., January 5th, 1911 aged 79 years, 7 months and 26 days. He came to America when but a small boy and settled near Chambersburg PA where he was married to Kathrine Holy in 1851. To this union were born ten children, four sons and six daughters. his wife and four children preceeded him to the world beyond. The living are Mrs. Nellie Ervin and Miss Susie Yeager of Mt. Carroll Ill., Mrs. Marie Etynre of Chadwick Ill., Henry at Savanna Ill, John of Canada and Mrs. Ella Hart of Hattiesburg, Miss. Mr. Yeager and his family removed from Chambersburg to Center Hill near Mt. Carroll in 1869 where he resided until death. He had twenty-two grandchildren, most of whom were present at his funeral rites. Mr. Yeager was converted and united with the U. B. church of which he was a regular attendant up to the time of his death. The esteem in which this aged citizen and christian was held, was shown by the large number of people who attended his funeral services which were held the very stormy Sunday morning of January 8th. These services were conducted by Rev. William Beers of Mt. Carroll in the Center Hill church where he worshipped so many years and he was buried in the church yard near by.
Contributed by Lynda McElhaney Balch - Savannah Journal 19 January 1911 and 25 January 1911

SUSAN YEAGER , 91, of Mount Carroll Dies. Miss Susan Yeager, 91, resident of Mount Carroll for 35 years, died Sunday afternoon in an East Moline hospital. Funeral Services were held this afternoon at the home of Spencer Henderson, Mount Carroll. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery. Miss Yeager was born in Pennsylvania, December 17, 1857. There are no survivors.

Another Obit
Funeral services for Miss Susan Yeager, 91, were conducted at 1:30 pm Tuesday by the Rev. J. J. Burrows in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Henderson. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Robert Colehour. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Howard Petty and Mrs. George Polhill. Pallbeares were Charles W. Petty, Charles Bickelhaupt, Ray Bashaw, Ward Weidman, George Polhill and Francis Gillespie. Miss Yeager, as a young school girl, made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bashaw. Survivors are Charles Bashaw and Mrs. Blanche Cunningham, foster children and nieces and nephews of her own family.
Contributed by Lynda McElhaney Balch

CARRIE MAE (OLIN) YEAKEL , daughter of James and Sophia Olin was born in Carroll Co. on August 13, 1885 (s/b 1875) . She died at the home of her parents on July 14, 1901, aged 25 yr, 11 mts and 1 day. On Jan. 1 1896 she was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Yeakel. She then went with her husband to Calhorm Co., Iowa, where she made her home until realizing the hopelessness of her condition she came to the home of her parents about 10 days before her death. In Feb. of 1894 she gave her heart to God and united with the Brethren church of Milledgeville. On the morning of her departure as she realized her time was short she said she was ready and willing to go. She leaves to mourn her death, a husband, a little child, a father and a mother, three sisters and one brother and numerous friends and relatives. Yet they mourn not as those who have no hope for her hope was in God.

ARNOLD DONALD YENNEY , age 65, of Savanna, died Saturday, July 23, 2005 at home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, with Pastor Michael Jones of the York Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery, rural Mt. Carroll. Arnold was born November 10, 1939 in Chadwick, Illinois, the son of Donald Roberts and Helen Marie (Shultz) Yenney. He married Sandra Joan Pedersen April 21, 1961 in Lanark, Illinois. Arnold worked as a carpenter and farmer most of his life. He loved building and the outdoors. He also enjoyed working on cars. Arnold will be dearly missed by his three sons, Arnold Yenney, Jr of Freeport, Illinois, Michael Yenney of Mt. Morris, Illinois and Roy Yenney of Clanton, Alabama; his daughter, Linda (Bradley) Nampel of Clanton, Alabama; his mother, Helen Yenney of Savanna; two brothers, Marvin (Mary) Yenney and Stanley Yenney; and two sisters, Ginnie (Bill) Thulen and Carol Kerkove, all of Savanna, Illinois. Arnold was preceded in death by his father.

FRED G. YENNEY , 66, an employee of the city street department at various times over a period of 20 years, died at a local hospital Saturday evening. Illness forced him to leave his job in July. Mr. Yenney came to Fremont (Dodge Co NE) with his parents in 1891 and had lived here since. His home was at 1237 North Logan St. He was born July 1, 1882 at Savanna Il. Mr. Yenney was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of Salem Lutheran Church. He married Zella Hornyak in Omaha on Dec. 12, 1917. Survivors include the widow and a daughter Sandra Sue at home, a daughter Mrs. Harry Unziker of Denver, a son Roy of Fremont, three brothers; John and Chris of Fremont and Harry of Norfolk, a sister Mrs. Frank Roberts of Savanna Il. and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Salem Lutheran Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred Kern officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Lawson Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

HARMON AUGUSTAS YENNEY , 94, of Savanna, died Monday at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery, rural Mount Carroll, Ill. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. He was born May 24, 1910, in Freemont, Neb., to William Jasper and Lillie Mae Roberts Yenney. Harmon married Margarette Ellen Trude on Feb. 3, 1934, in Mount Carroll. Survivors include two daughters, Elenor Paisley of Savanna and Ruby Wright of Thomson, Ill.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elenor Conley of Savanna and Eve Butts of Hermston, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, two daughters, four sisters and four brothers.

Contributed by Lori Gilbert - Clinton Herald 24 June 2004 Click here to see his unique Funeral Card

VIOLA "DOLLY" (EWALT) YENNEY , 93, formerly of Savanna and Mount Carroll, Ill., died Friday at Morgan Memorial Home, Stockton, Ill. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll, with the Rev. Robert Schubert officiating. Burial will be at Center Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born Sept. 12, 1912, in Minerva (Iowa) to David K. and Pina Davis Ewalt. She married George Yenney on Jan. 25, 1928, at the Carroll County Courthouse in Mount Carroll. She worked at the Savanna Army Depot, Burgess Battery Factory in Freeport, Ill., and Atwoods Manufacturing in Mount Carroll, retiring in 1979. Survivors include three daughters, Betty E. Miller of Clinton, Viola (Don) Zink of Mount Carroll and Georgia (Allen) Tripp of Sterling, Ill.; one son, Mernice “Sonny” (Marilyn) Yenney of Mount Carroll, Illinois; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorials may be made to Heartland Pet Welfare of Savanna or the Morgan Memorial Home, Stockton. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, four brothers, two sisters, 20 half-brothers and sisters and one grandchild.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

HANNAH YEOMAN - was born near Delhi, the county seat of Delaware county, N. Y., Feby, 2nd, 1823 and died in Chadwick, Carroll county, Illinois, May 12th, 1908, aged 85 years, 3 months and 10 days. She was the second in a family of eight children (two of whom died in early childhood.) born to Francis Y. and Margaret Grant Yeoman, of Scottish parentage. Six of these children three boys and three girls grew to man and womanhood. Hannah was reared on her fathers farm, receiving a common school education and under the direction of a capable and conscientious mother, early acquired those habits of industry, self reliance and self respect which were her distinguishing characteristics through life. She was a beautiful girl, healthy, well formed and of a cheerful disposition and grew into a handsome, capable, level headed woman, Oct. 30, 1844 she married Charles A. Frisbee of the same county and state, with whom she led a happy and prosperous life of nearly 63 years. To this union three children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Two survived viz, H. M. Frisbee of Sioux Rapids, Iowa and FP. Frisbee M. D. a prominent physician and surgeon, late of Alden, Ia., who died at his home in Alden two year ago. Mrs. Frisbee is survived by her son H. M. Frisbee, by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and by one brother Frank G. Yeoman, Esqr., of Milledgeville. Mr. and Mrs. Frisbee bought and improved the farm now a part of the estate near Chadwick in 1861, living upon it until 12 years ago when they retired from active business and purchased the home in Chadwick where Mrs. Frisbee lived at the time of her death. Mr. Frisbee preceded her to the spirit world Dec. 13th, 1906. Her funeral was largely attended and the casket was covered with flowers attesting the high regard in which she is held by her neighbors and friends.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping

ERVIN E. YLITALO , 58, of 18981 Elston Rd, Fulton, IL, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at his home. Ervin was born July 14, 1944 in Trimountain, MI to Oscar and Phyllis I. (Wakeham) Ylitalo. He served in the US Army and the US Navy for 27 years. Most recently he was employed by Drives, Inc. in Fulton, IL as a welder. Survivors include one sister, Jan (Mrs. Ron) Stage of Fulton, IL; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Sharon Ylitalo of Ontonagon, MI; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Judith Ylitalo; one brother, Emery Ylitalo, and his parents.

Funeral Information: Services were held on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton, IL, with graveside Military Funeral Honors. Interment was a Upper York Cemetery in Argo Fay, IL

HAROLD W. YOCHEM , 83, of Mount Carroll died Thursday, May 10, 2001 at his home. He was born to Bert A. and Martha M. (Dale) Yochem on June 5, 1917 on the family farm in Carroll County . He and Dorothy Burma were married September 16, 1956 in Freeport . He graduated from Mount Carroll High School in 1935 and was a dairy farmer in Freedom Township in Carroll County until retiring in 1983. He raised purebred cattle and enjoyed showing them at various fairs and cattle shows. For many years he was a member of the Brown Swiss Cattle Association. Other memberships included Carroll County Farm Bureau, of which he had served as vice president and director, and Carroll County Livestock Feeders’ Association, of which he was a former director and president. He received honors from the Mount Carroll Future Farmers of America Chapter with the Honorary Chapter Farmer Award in 1985; University of Illinois award for 4-H leadership, and Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award in 1995. He was a former member of the 4-H Youth Council, leader of the Prairie Edge 4-H Club for 50 years. He enjoyed watching and attending sporting events and attending local fairs. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Diane (Brent) Peters of Milledgeville; two sons, Dennis (Shevawn) Yochem of Mount Carroll and Darryl (Carol) Yochem of Nashville, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren, Kenzi, Brett, and Reid Yochem of Mount Carroll, Elizabeth and Andrew Yochem of Nashville, Taylor and Connor Peters of Milledgeville; two sisters, Helen (Ernest) Katzenberger of Mount Carroll and Marcella Harmon of Mount Carroll; one niece, Linda (Russell) Handy; and one nephew, Gary Katzenberger. His parents died previously. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll with the Rev. Robert Schubert of First Brethren Church in Lanark officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll . Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

HENRIETTA (SHORE) YOCHEM - The funeral of Mrs. Charles Yochem, 64 of Savanna, sister of Mrs. George Rinehart and mother of Mrs. George W. Howe and Mrs. Harold Wickler all of Dixon, was held in Savanna Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Yochem passed away in the Kansas City MO general hospital Saturday (June 30, 1945) evening shortly after she had been stricken while waiting for a train in the Union Station in that city. She had been visiting a son-in-law and daughter, Master Sgt. & Mrs. Leo J. Partridge at Alamagordo NM and was on the return journey. She was waiting for a 7:30 train to Savanna when she became ill and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. She died before relatives could be notified. Time of her death was not given but local relatives received word at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Yochem was born in Fairhaven Township near Chadwick Sept. 15, 1880, the daughter of Aaron & Susan Shore and was married to Charles Yochem 10 March 1897 in Chadwick. They had lived in Savanna the past 11 years. She was a member of Hillside Loyal Star Lodge and had served as Secretary and treasurer for the past 20 Years. She leaves her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Patridge, Mrs. John Parker of Savanna, Mrs. George W. Howe & Mrs. Harold Wickler of Dixon, and Mrs. George Lanning of Thomson; a son Harry at home; two brothers, Charles of Miles City Mont. and George H of Elyria OH; a sister Mrs. George Rinehart of Dixon; 13 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Laura Vaughn died in 1927 and a son Charles Jr. died four years ago. Two children died in infancy and a sister and brother likewise preceded her.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 6 July 1945

ARMINDA (LENHART) YOCUM - passed away at 1:30 a,m. Thursday in her home in Milledgeville, Following an extended illness. The body will repose at the Shirk funeral home until Saturday morning when it will be taken to the late home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST, Saturday. The Rev. C. A. Hull will officiate and burial will be in Bethel cemetery. Arminda (Minnie) Lenhart daughter of Phillip and Matilda Lenhart was born July 19, 1865 in Genessee township. She was united in marriage with Henry D. Yocom, November 26, 1891 at Coleta. He preceded her in death September 1, 1935 Mrs. Yocom was one of 11 children in her family. She is survived by three brothers James Lenhart, of Milledgeville, Otis Lenhart of Forreston and Jon Lenhart of Storm Lake, Ia. (July 1948)
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Yocom were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home with Rev. C. A. Hull officiating. "Rock of Ages" was sung by Mrs. William Maxfield. Mrs. E. S. Wagner, Mrs. John Hayen and Mrs. Burget Runnels had charge of the floral tributes, Casket bearers were nephews, namely Lyle Lenhart of Dixon; James Lenhart of Storm Lake, Ia.; Marian Lenhart of Lyndon; Chester Lenhart and Elery Grubb of Coleta; Fred Yocom of Niles. Burial was in Bethel cemetery. Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and MRs. John Lenhart. Mr. and Mrs. James Lenhart, Miss Mary Lenhart of Storm Lake, Ia; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yocom and sons of Niles; Mrs. Ed Campbell of Sioux City, Ia.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated

WILLIAM EDWARD YOCUM - Our community was suddenly and sadly shocked last Friday evening about six o'clock as the news was spread around that EdwardYocum had been instantly killed by lightning. A heavy electrical storm passed over this city at the above mentioned time. Mr. Yocum had been helping Christian Ackerman and men with carpenter work at Jacob Chambers. When the storm came up it was time to quit work. Somehow the rest of the men started first and left Mr. Yocum gathering his tools together after which he started for home. Coming down near to the home of Edna and Mollie Eastabrooks he came diagonally across the street. Miss Edna eastabrooks saw him just after crossing the street. Then the crash and storm came and she went up stairs to close the windows when she saw him lying face dow on the pavement below. She came down stairs to close the windows and noticed him still lying there when it suddenly occurred to her that he might have been struck by lightning. She mimmediately notified Rev. Gage who went and carried him to the south side of the house and tried to restore life but without avail. J.H. Shirk was near and soon there. Dr. Overholser was summoned but found the man dead and beyond restoration. The sad and unexpected news was then transmitted to the wife and child, who have been almst distracted over it ever since and the body was taken to the house. The coroner, Dr. J.B. Schreiter of Savanna was summoned and gave authority to have the body properly cared for until he arrived Saturday morning whn an inquest was held. Samuel Kaisinger, H.H. Olmsted, Jacob Hart, Christian Ackeman, C.Mangan and Dr. Frens were summoned to act on the jury. It was determined he had been killed by lightning at Milledgeville IL July 10, 1903. Upon examination a hole the size of a marble was found in the back part of the straw hat he wore. A mark on each side of the spine immediately under the collar was also discovered. From the back of his neck the electric current followed the spine and radiated over the back part of the body. A mark was found on the chest near the left shoulder where the current seemed to branch off to other parts of the body passing down his legs leaving traces of its effects on them.
OBITUARY: William Edward Yocum was born in Walnut Bottom PA April 17, 1866. He came to Milledgeville about 15 years ago where he lived ever since, with the exception of one year spent in CA. On Dec 14, 1899 he was married to Della Smith of Milledgeville, who with her son Fred are left to mourn the loss. He also leaves a father and six brothers. His father, Samuel H. Yocum and five brothers, George W., John A., Charley C., Frank and Samuel Ewing live at Walnut Bottom PA. His other brother H.D. Yocum lives near Milledgeville. Edward Yocum was but a young man stricken down in early life as he looked into a future full of hope and promise. He was a carpenter, a steady, reliable and skilled workman. He was a quiet, unassuming man, who seldom interfered with matters pertaining to other people. During his continued stay in Milledgeville and vicinity he made many friends all of whom have a kind word to say of him. Mr. Yocum carried a policy for $200.00 in the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Walnut Bottom PA. Council No. 864. He was a member of the Milledgeville Lodge of Masons under whose auspices the funeral was conducted. Services were at the M.E. church Sunday afternoon with Rev. C.A. Gage officiating. Burial was in Bethel cemetery.

CARL YOECKEL - of rural Chadwick, a retired farmer and carpenter, died Tuesday morning in Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Sterling, following an extended illness. He was a longtime resident of the Chadwick and Milledgeville areas. Mr. Yoeckel was also a World War II veteran. Born Aug. 11, 1897, in Chadwick, he was the son of Carl and Mary (Wagner) Yoeckel. Surviving are four brothers, Paul of Milledgeville, Clarence of Sterling. Richard of Chadwick and Howard of Cortland, Tenn.; and three sisters, Miss Elizabeth Yoeckel of Mount Carroll, Mrs. Anna Mackey of Lanark and Mrs. Emma Martin of Chicago. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgeville. The Rev William Welk, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Milledgeville, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.
Contributed by Alice Horner - 12-5-1973 Freeport Journal Standard, pg. 12

ELIZABETH YOECKEL - of Milledgeville died this morning at Good Samaritan Center, Mount Carroll, following an extended illness. Born in rural Mount Carroll Dec. 26, 1889, she was the daughter of Carl and Mary (Wagner) Yoeckel. Surviving are four brothers, Paul of Milledgeville, Richard of Chadwick, Howard of Tennessee and Clarence of Sterling; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Martin of Chicago and Mrs. Anna Mackey of Lanark. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgeville. The Rev. William Welk, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, here, will officiate. Burial will be in Black Oak Cemetery, Chadwick. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Pam Pickens - 10-29-1974, Freeport Journal Standard, pg. 10

JOYCE (FLICKINGER)YONKER - age 84, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, June 4, 2011. Joyce lived many years in Gary, IN; Jackson, MI; and Manistee, MI. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Tim Fairchild; her brothers, Dwight and William Flickinger. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, James Yonker; her children, Carlene Fairchild (Michael Kowalski); Kent (Debbie) Yonker, Carolee (Jeff) Skinkle, MaryAnn (Dan) Carlton; her 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; her siblings, Charlotte Guenzler and Richard (Marilyn) Flickinger. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday at the Cook Memorial Chapel in Grandville, 4235 Prairie St. SW (east building), with visitation prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM. In honor of Joyce, contributions may be made to Sunset Association - Brookcrest. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at
Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 6, 2011
(Alice Horner’s note: Her date of birth was October 10, 1926, and she was probably born inLanark, Carroll County, Illinois. Her parents were Ralph and Marie [Auman] Flickinger. Her name is misspelled as Joyce Younkers in her sister Charlotte I. Guenzler’s obituary printed in the Freeport Journal Standard of July 18, 2012.)

MAUDE B. (PENSINGER) YONTZ - who resided with her nephew, Jack Pensinger, 1906 E. Shawnee St., died Saturday morning [4-11-1970] in Freeport Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1891, in Lanark, daughter of Harry and Nellie (Sarber) Pensinger. On July 12, 1918, she was married to James Yontz in Freeport. He died March 6,1964. Surviving besides her nephew is a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Sadie) Burns of Freeport. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Mortuary. The Rev. John Bruce of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Contributed by Pam Pickens (from Pam Pickens) - Freeport Journal-Standard, pg. 6 Date: 4-13-1970

AMOS YORDY , age 91, an old resident of Shannon dies. Mr. Yordy died July 1, 1942 . Services were held at the Evangelical Church in Shannon July 3; the burial will take place in the Brethren Cemetery Shannon. Amos Yordy was born April 2, 1851 in Lancaster county Pennsylvania. He came to Shannon with his parents at age 4 years. He married Annie Thomas of Lena . He resided on his farm two miles east of Shannon , he moved to the village in 1900. He was in the insurance business from 1902 until shortly before his death. Amos Yordy was a Justice of the Peace for 20 years. As a Justice, he performed his first marriage ceremony when he was 84 years of age. In 1939 & 1940 he spent four months traveling in California with his daughter. He was a member of the Evangelical Church of Shannon. Surviving are: his son George Yordy of Tracer, Iowa , his daughter Ida Yordy who resides at home. His wife Annie preceded him in death
Contributed by John Sharp from the Freeport Journal July 3, 1942

CHRISTIAN YORDY , father of John and Henry Yordy of this city, died suddenly at his home, about one mile south of Shannon last evening. He was in the city a day or two ago and seemed to be in good health but this morning his son’s received a dispatch announcing his death. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1811 and was therefore in his seventy-eight year. He came to Freeport in 1855 and became engaged in farming in Stephenson, Ogle or Carroll Counties ever since. He was married twice having been united to his second wife about ten years ago. He had thirteen children by his first wife and one by his second. The survivors by the first wife are Henry and John Yordy of this city, Amos of Shannon, Chis of San Diego; Jacob residence unknown; Mrs. Barbara Whitmore, Shannon; Mrs. Abbie Kaufman, Shannon; Mrs. Susan Brenner, Canton, Dak. The deceased was a faithful member of the Evangelical church and a highly respected citizen. (Contributed by John Sharp - from the Freeport Bulletin 7 May 1889)

Second Obit from unknown newspaper
Died - At his home one mile south of Shannon, at an early hour Tuesday morning of heart disease , Christian Yordy in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Yordy was a man of uncommon vitality and physical activity for a man of his age and had just returned from Freeport where he had spent the Sabbath with his sons John and Henry, who reside in that city. He was born in Lancaster County Pa., and came to Illinois and settled in Carroll County about forty years ago. He leaves nine children by his first wife, five sons and four daughters, all of mature age. His first wife preceded him about ten years ago, He after wards married Mrs. Kauffman, who with their little girl, born to them seven years ago, still survive. The funeral took place yesterday at 2 o’clock from the Evangelical Church, Rev. F.C. Neitz, officiating and largely attended. The remains were interned in the cemetery east of town followed by many sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends (Contributed by John Sharp)

SUSANNA (SOWDER) YORDY - The funeral of Mrs. C. Yordy, [Susanna Sowder] who died at her residence about three miles south of Florence Station, occurred yesterday at Shannon. She was 59 years of age at the time of her death, and had been afflicted with that dreadful disease consumption, for a long time previous to her demise. (Freeport Daily Bulletin 21 March 1878 P. 4 col. 3)

Obituary: Susanna Yordy was born near New Holland, Lancaster County, PA and was the mother of 14 children, 8 sons and 6 daughters. Three sons and two daughters having preceded her to the Spirit World. In 1855 she with her husband and family moved to Stephenson County, Ill. During this time she lost a father mother and brother. Sister Y. gave her heart to God about 13 years ago, and was a follower of Christ until death. Her disease was consumption and during the last her hours were clouded but the Lord saw fit to drive the dark clouds away and she took flight over the "River of Death" in triumph and in the hope of meeting her Blessed Redeemer. On the evening of her death she desired to have a prayer meeting at her house and as the people were gathering in she urged them to commence, and in after a few minutes delay she urged them again and said "Why can't they commence." So at once a verse was sung, a prayer offered and singing again then she said "Take me to my bed I don't hear them singing any more." With some assistance she walked to her bed then she said "I hear them singing now" As there was no one singing at that time we have reason to believe angels were hovering over her. She passed away in less then minutes after taking to her bed. Her remains were taken to the Shannon Cemetery followed by a large concourse of friends. Her funeral services were conducted by the writer and assisted by the Rev. Joseph Shirk of the River Brethren Church and the Rev. Christian Snavely of the Mennonite mission. (A. J. Culver) (Mrs. Yordy wife of Christian Yordy Jr.age 59 years, 10 months and 8 days)
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CONRAD YOST - Funeral for Conrad Yost, 63, who died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his home west of here, were held today at the Frank Funeral Home. (The date of his death was August 7, 1938.) Rev. J. Walter Bucklin, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Yost, who was born March 20, 1875, and had lived at the house where he died all his life. He suffered a paralytic stroke last Monday. He was the son of the late Johannes and Maria (Gunther) Yost. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Traum, and two brothers, Henry and George Yost, all of Chadwick. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and William.
Contributed by Alice Horner

CHARLES YOUNG - age 82 of Savanna, Illinois died Sunday April 15, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at the Frank Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Reverend Mark Harkness of the United Methodist Church will officiate A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at Frank Law Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Charles was born near Galena, Illinois on March 28, 1925, the son of Henry and Anna Belle (Schultz) Young. He attended grade school in Thomson, Illinois. Later on Charles joined the Navy and was assigned to a destroyer which arrived in Pearl Harbor just hours after the bombing. After his military service, Charles was married to Betty J. Irons on November 30, 1946 in Clinton Iowa, and went to work for the Savanna Army Depot as a heavy equipment operator for thirty-some years. In his leisure time Charles loved vegetable gardening, fishing, bird watching, wood working, Nascar racing and was a dire New York Yankee baseball fan. Charles will be missed by his son Scott of Savanna, his daughter JoAnn (Mike) Hook of Mt. Carroll, his grandson Joseph, a sister Lorraine Eissens of Thomson, two brothers David Young of Thomson and Pete (Andi) of Anaheim, California., and two half brothers Ronald and Gene Bull both of Savanna. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty who passed away February 9, 2003, a son Terry (JoAnn of St. Louis) and his brother Henry.

MARY A. YURCEK , age 89, of Savanna, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A Funeral Mass was held at 8:00 a.m. Friday, September 30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation were held from 7:30­8 a.m. Friday, prior to the Mass at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Condolences may be sent to the family at Mary was born November 27, 1915 in Savanna, the daughter of Frank and Antionio (Ocetek) Yurcek. She attended St. John's Catholic School in Savanna and was a graduate of the Savanna High School. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Savanna. Mary worked at the Savanna Army Depot from 1942 to 1955. She worked as an assembler with explosives and small arms processing. During 1956, Mary worked for the Green Giant Corporation, Lanark, Illinois. From 1957 until 1961, Mary worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Savanna. She worked for the Savanna Variety store from 1961 to 1965. Mary worked at the National Lock factory from 1965 until 1967. Then Mary worked at the Savanna Hospital from 1967 until her retirement in 1977. Her parents and a sister, precede Mary in death.