Florent R. Yager

Died: Thu., Dec. 8, 2011

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Florent R. "Friday" Yager, age 78, of Willow Hill, Illinois, died Thursday December 8, 2011 at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home, Robinson, Illinois. He was born May 2, 1933 in Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Ray O. and Margaret (Bergbower) Yager. On February 27, 1953 he married Dolores May (Coan) and she survives. Florent "Friday" was a heavy equipment operator for several years for E.L. Stone and Dickerson's Dozer service; served in the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict; member of the St. Valentine Catholic Church; lifetime member of Ste. Marie American legion Post #932 and enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Yager of Willow Hill, Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Wendy Yager, Ontario, California, David and Eva Yager, Oblong, Illinois, Scott and Karen Yager, the Bend Area, Frank and Lisa Yager, Oblong, Illinois, Andy and Stacie Yager, Collinsville, Illinois; daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Barry Bennett, Stoy, Illinois, Cindy and Rick Matheny, Annapolis, Illinois, Sharon and Roy Tuttle, Golconda, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Judy Yager, Ste. Marie, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Gearold Goss, the Bend Area; eighteen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robbie Yager; great granddaughter, Hailey; sister, Madeline Goss and one brother Paul Yager.

Graveside services will be Saturday December 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the South Bend Cemetery, Jasper County, Illinois with Bill Ikemire officiating. There will be no visitation. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Ste. Marie American Legion Post #932.

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