Nov. 9, 1935 Cadillac Wexford County Michigan, USA
Jun. 6, 1994 Boon Wexford County Michigan, USA
1994 Jun 07 - Boon - Gregory James Yager was born at 11:59 pm Saturday 09 Nov 1935 in Cadillac to Theodore & Emma Louise (Hill) Yager. He attended 1 year of high school. He married Shirley Ann Hankins Friday 01 Mar 1957 in Cadillac. He had been employed at Kysor of Cadillac.
On Sunday 16 Jun 1963 the home of Gregory Yager at 1163 East 40 1/2 Rd in Cadillac was struck by lightening and burned to the ground, the family lost all of their possessions in the fire. Gregory & Shirley and their 3 daughters, Cheryl Ann Yager, Carla Marie Daughter and Adurey Sue Yager were visiting friends in Manton at the time of the fire. When the family returned home Sunday morning Gregory found the home completely demolished.
On Monday 19 Feb 1973 Gregory J Yager was appointed a life member of the Highway Radio Patrol International in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was a voluntary organization of men and women CB'ers who formed to help when help was needed and to do their part to make communities better places to live and bring up their families. They were to report emergencies to their local law enforcement agencies. His CB handle was 'Yogi Bear', he and his daughter Cheryl, loved talking to all the semi drivers on his CB.
Gregory James Yager of Boon died Tuesday 07 Jun 1994 at the age of 58 y 6 m 29 d at his home in Boon. He was at home when he went into cardiac arrest. The ambulance was called to the home and rescue workers tried to revive him but their efforts failed. He was taken to Mercy hospital where he was pronounced dead. Survivors included his wife Shirley of Boon; 4 daughters, Cheryl Ann Yager of Cadillac, Carla & Dallas Eddy of Mesick, Audrey Couch of Memphis, Tennessee, and Kathleen & Rocky Todd of Cadillac; 2 sisters, Elnora & Milton Oliver and Bessie Joyce & David Carl Hull, both of Cadillac; 4 brothers, Theodore Duane & Loretta Maxine Yager of Cadillac, Cecil Dean & Donna Yager of Coleman and Darwin Arthur & Jackie Yager of Holt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore 06 Jan 1992 & Emma 24 Feb 1994; 2 sons, Gregory Allen Yager 26 Aug 1961, and Douglas James Yager 24 Nov 1970; and 2 daughters, Cynthia Kay Yager 19 Jul 1964, and Jayne Lee Yager 28 Mar 1972.
Visitation was 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday 09 Jun 1994 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services were 11 am Friday 10 Jun 1994 at Peterson Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd W Jewett officiating.
Burial was in Plot 47 of Selma Township Cemetery in Cadillac.
He is buried in the same plot as his wife, Shirley Ann (Hankins, Yager) Behrns, and their 4 babies, Gregory Allen Yager, Cynthia Kay Yager, Jayne Lee Yager, and Douglas James Yager.