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Floyd LeRoy Yackle

Jan 23, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Mass of Christian Burial for Floyd LeRoy Yackle, 84, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Harry McAlpine as celebrant. Visitation will be 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong.

He died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Floyd LeRoy Yackle, the son of George and Maude (Mooney) Yackle, was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Armstrong.

He received his education and graduated from Maple Hill in 1940.

On Sept. 15, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Kimmet at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Armstrong. Following their marriage the couple made their home on a farm near Ringsted until 1950 and then moved to Bancroft until 1966. The couple then farmed in the Dolliver area and in 1974 they moved near Estherville and continued farming until he retired in 1992. The couple then moved into Estherville. For hobbies, Floyd enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and he also loved playing cards.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville.

Left to cherish Floyd's memory is his wife, Mary Ellen (Mert), of Estherville; his children, Susan Wilander and her husband, Chet of Bemidji, Minn., Steve Yackle of Arnolds Park; Nancy Yackle and her friend, Anne Marie Aita, of Omaha, Neb., David Yackle and his wife, Brenda, of Eagle Grove, Janet Yackle of Minneapolis, Mark Yackle and his wife, Patti, of Wallingford, and Mary Feldman and her husband, Mike, of Ruthven; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Velda Johnson and her husband, Bob, of Fairmont, Minn., and Shirley O'Sell and her husband, Jim, of Dolliver; a brother, Gene Yackle, and his wife, Lois, of Dolliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George and Howard; and four sisters, Ruby Rowan, Thelma Calvin, Ardys Hatcher and LaRue Swipes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

On-line condolences may be sent to: www.henryolsonfuneral.com