John Yarger

March 10, 2017

John Yarger

Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Massena Baptist Church with burial following in the Massena Center Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the Anita American Legion Post No. 210. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Pastor Bruce Morrow will officiate the service. 

Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, March 15th, at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena. 

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the John Yarger memorial fund to be established by the family. 

John Solomon Yarger was born May 14, 1921, the son of Neal H. and Belva May (Hawks) Yarger in Massena, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home in Massena, Iowa, at the age of 95.

John lived his entire life in Massena. He graduated from Massena High School in 1938. He was a pilot of multi engine aircraft in World War II. On December 6, 1942, he was united in marriage to Micki Irene Staley in the Massena Baptist Church. To this union three children were born: John Kent, Michal Sue and Steven Brian. He owned and operated Yarger Auto for many years and then he went to work for the Cumberland-Massena Community Schools until he retired. He enjoyed gardening, baking and taking care of people. He was a member of the Massena Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Micki Yarger in 2003; daughter, Michal Sue Yarger Boos; great granddaughter, Gage Yarger Gibson; parents-in-law, Austin and Myrtle Staley; brother, Wray Yarger; sister, Mildred Yarger Follmann; daughter-in-law, Linda Frego Yarger; and brother-in-law, Ralph Staley.

He is survived by his two sons, J. Kent Yarger of Lincoln, Nebraska and Steve Yarger of Massena; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Glen Yarger of Boone, Iowa; other relatives and friends.


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