Name: Yeakel, Donald Lynn
Burial Date: 2005, 01/24
Age at Death: 56
Plot Location: 1141 H
Notes: husband of Pamela Ann(Asbury)
YN2 US Navy War: Vietnam War
Donald L. Yeakel
Sterling, KS – Donald Lynn Yeakel, 56, died Jan. 20, 2005, at his home, Sterling.
He was born Sept. 16, 1948, at Sterling, the son of Donald Clark and Marilyn L. Mauk Yeakel. He was a 1966 graduate of Sterling High School and a 1974 graduate of Sterling College. A lifetime resident of Sterling, he was a sales manager for Rickabaugh.
He belonged to United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all at Sterling. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict.
On Oct. 30, 1969, he married Pamela A. Asbury at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include: his mother, Marilyn Yeakel Johnson, Lyons; a son, Donald John, Rock Rapids, Iowa; a daughter, Chelle Lyn Yeakel, Kansas City; a brother, Kyle, Sterling; two sisters, Leah Self, Hutchinson, and Kim Duvall, Windom; and three grandchildren, Braden Wynia, Callie and Ashlynn Yeakel, all of Rock Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Sterling, with the Revs. Nancy Goddard and Glen Holman presiding. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sillin Funeral Home, Sterling. Burial will be in Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling.
Memorials may be sent to Sterling Country Club or to Sterling Children’s Fund, in care of USD 376, both in care of the funeral home, Seventh, and Jefferson, Sterling, KS 67579.
The Hutchinson News
Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
Lynn Yeakel passed away suddenly in January of 2005. He was reared and raised his family in Sterling, Kansas. He enjoyed so many things about being a part of the Sterling community. One of the things that he loved most was the small nine hole golf course west of town. He spent too many hours to count with many different friends having the kind of frustrating enjoyment only golf can bring. We put on this benefit for the Sterling Country Club in his honor.