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Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Yaroch - Edward Carl

Yata - John M., Lorraine O. (Zuke)

Yeip - August, Barbara (Zimmer), Joseph, Louise L., Marie (Briggeman), Mary Margaret (Powers), Mathias, Mrs. Matthew, William

Yenson - Ethel S. (Lake)

Young - Edwin G., Gretchen H., Van Buren, Walter A.


Edwin Carl Yaroch
"Marlette - Edwin Carl Yaroch, 83, of Marlette, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette. He was born May 9, 1916 in Port Austin, the son of the late Frank and Jenny (Horetski) Yaroch. Edwin married Christine Byarski on June 30, 1948 in Port Austin. He moved to Marlette in 1953 from Bad Axe and managed the Polewach Store from 1053 to 1979. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marlette, a past Knights of Columbus and past Marlette Chamber member. Edwin loved golfing and was very active in getting the Marlette Golf Course started. He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughter, Marv Jane Yaroch of Saginaw; son Robert (Joanne) Yaroch of Marlette; son, Ronald (Jeannette) Yaroch of Marlette; brother, Louis Yaroch of Port Austin: sister, Gertrude Krease of Bad Axe; sister, Viola Baranske of Port Austin; sister, Josephine Yaroch of Port Austin; sister, Genevieve Yaroch of Port Austin; and five grandchildren, Thomas, Katherine, Douglas, Justin and Chelsea. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert and Paul, and sisters, Nellie and Florence. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marlette. The Rev. Richard Bokinskie officiated. Burial was in Marlette Cemetery in Marlette. Pallbearers were Thomas Yaroch, Mark Kozlowski, Roman Kozlowski, Edward Groetski, Mike Metzer and Brian Adamczyk. Memorial requests to the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Cemetery Statue Fund, the Organ Fund or Marlette Extended Care Facility. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette."
- Source: The Times Herald, Tuesday, 19-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John M. Yata
"Clay Twp. - John M. Yata, 80, of Clay Township died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, in St. John's Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived here 33 years. He married Lorraine Zuke on April 26, 1947, in Detroit. She died June 28, 2000. Mr. Yata was a quiet, modest, honorable man of great strength and high standards. He was respected and loved dearly by his family and friends. He held his family and his home nearest to his heart. He will always be missed. Mr. Yata served with the 585th Bomb Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II in the European theater. He is survived by his daughters, Catherine L. (Robert S.) Glied, Susan M. Yata and Elizabeth M. (Nelson K. Chen) Yata; his granddaughter, Stephanie E. Glied; and his grandsons, Robert J. Glied, Todd Y. Chen and Nathan Y. Chen. Memorial services will be at 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in St. Catherines Catholic Church. Fr. Douglas Bignall of St. Catherines Church, Algonac, will officiate. Burial of cremains will be in the St. Catherines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Old Boys/Goodfellows Fund, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit 48249. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 20-AUG-2000, p 2B


Lorraine O. Yata
"Clay Twp. - Lorraine O. Yata, 74, of Clay Township died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in St. Johns Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1925 in Hamtramck and lived here 33 years. She married John Yata on April 26, 1947, in Detroit. She was beloved by her family who was inspired by the manner in which she led her life. She was a kind, gentle, spiritual person who loved life, children, books and nature. The world was a better place with her in it. She will never be forgotten. She will always be missed. She is survived by her husband, John M. Yata; her daughters, Catherine L. (Robert S.) Glied, Susan M. Yata SWC, Elizabeth M. (Nelson K. Chen) Yata; her granddaughter, Stephanie E. Glied; her grandsons, Robert J. Glied, Todd Y. Chen and Nathan Y. Chen. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, in St. Catherines Catholic Church. Fr. Douglas Bignall of St. Catherines Catholic Church will officiate. Burial of cremains will be in St. Catherines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Old News Boys/Goodfellows Fund, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, 48249. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000


August Yeip
"St. Clair, Aug. 4--August Yeip, 82, husband of Julia Yeip, died today in his home, 206 North Ninth street, after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Yeip was born Nov. 3, 1872 in St. Clair Township, and was a resident of the City many years. He worked as a farmer and carpenter. He and the former Julia Zimmer were married April 23, 1895, and celebrated their sixtieth anniversary last April. Mr. Yeip is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. Elmer Prior, St. Clair; two sons, Andrew Yeip and Alfred Yeip, St. Clair; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Zimmer, St. Clair. He was a member of Holy Name society of St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Harold Kreucher, assistant pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held 8 p.m. today in the funeral home for women of the parish, and 8 p.m. Friday for men of the parish."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Barbara Yeip
"St. Clair, Jan. 10 - Mrs. Barbara Yeip, 84, lifelong resident of St. Clair Township, died Wednesday night in her home, 6219 Rattle Run road. She was the oldest member of the rosary society of St. Mary's Catholic church, also a member of the Rural Ladies of St. Mary's. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward Powers; a brother, Peter Zimmer; a nephew, Nicholas Zimmer, and two nieces, Mrs. Arthur Pauly Jr., and Mrs. James W. Pecor, all of St. Clair. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs funeral home, St. Clair where Rosary devotions will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday by the men of the parish, at 8 p.m. Friday by members of the Rosary society and Rural Ladies. Rev. Bernard LaBelle, assistant pastor of St. Mary's church, will be in charge. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's church with Rev. Edward Kromenaker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph Yeip
"Joseph Yeip, 84, died in his home, 6242 Rattle run road, Saturday, March 4, after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Albet Busha and Mrs. Aggie Powers, both of St. Clair; and Miss Marie Briggeman who made her home with Mr. and Mrs.Yeip for many years. Mrs. Yeip died in March, 1948. The remains were removed to the family home where funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, and at 2:00 p.m. from the Immanuel Luthern Church. Rev. C. H. Siess, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Louise L. Yeip
"St. Clair - Louise L. Yeip, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 1995. She was born Dec. 3, 1912 in St. Clair and resided all her life in the home in which she was born. Louise was a former employee of Blue Water Plastics. She is survived by her sister-in-law, with whom she made her home, Margaret Leann Yeip; five nieces and nephews, Michael (Leah) Yeip of North Carolina, Joyce Ann (Joseph) Figa of Clarkston, Julie Ann (James) Schick of Livonia, Bonita (John) Stevens of Fort Gratiot, and Neal (Denise) Yeip of Utah; 24 great-nieces and nephews; and 22 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Brigetta DeFrane and Rosamonde Enders; her brother, Howard Yeip; and nephew, Leon DeFrane. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Young colonial Chapel Funeral Home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A scripture service will be held at 7 pm. Tuesday. Visiting will be 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Marie Yeip
"Mrs. Louis Yeip, 73, died Wednesday at her home on the Rattle Run Road, after a short illness. Born Marie Briggeman, Mrs. Yeip was the daughter of John and Dorothy Briggeman and was born and lived all her life on the same farm. She was a long-time member of Immanuel Lutheran church and a charter member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid of that church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph and several nieces. Funeral services will be held from the family home at 2 p.m. and from Immanual Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. today. Rev. C. H. Siess officiating. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary Margaret Yeip
"St. Clair - Mrs. Mary Margaret Yeip, 79, of 7581 Big Hand Road, widow of William Yeip, died Monday in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a long illness. She was born April 14, 1884, in St. Clair. Mr. Yeip died in 1954. Mrs. Yeip was a member of the Rosary Altar Society of St. Mary's Parish. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rosamond Endress, Marine City, and Miss Louise Yeip, St. Clair; a son, Howard Yeip, St. Clair; a brother, Edward Powers, St. Clair, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The remains are in L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today and Wednesday. Prayer services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. William F. Lynch, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mathias Yeip
"Mathias Yeip, Old Resident, Dead At 76, Buried Monday - Funeral services for Mathias Yeip, 76, who died last Thursday evening in his home on the Marsh road, were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the home and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Yeip is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Delor, one son, Bernard Yeip; a brother, Joseph Yeip; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Busha and Mrs. John Powers, all of St. Clair. Mr. Yeip, a retired farmer, was a life-long resident fo this vicinity. He was born on the old Yeip homestead in St. Clair township, July 22, 1863. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus council No. 2251, and a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners. While making a tour of Cuba, Panama Canal and Pacific coast, Aug. 11, 1936, Mr. Yeip was badly injured in an auto accident in Cuba and was confined to the hospital in Havana for several months."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mrs. Matthew Yeip
"Mrs. Matthew Yeip, 65, died Monday afternoon at the family home on the March road. She had been ailing some time. The cause of death was attributed to a heart attack. Deceased was born March 16, 1866, in Detroit. She had resided on the farm on the Marsh road 25 years. Deceased is survived by her husband, son, Bernard, and one niece, Mrs. Gus. Delor. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's church, the Rosary society, also the Daughters of Isabella. Funeral services were held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's church, Rev. Fr. E. J. Kromenaker,
officiating. Burial was in in St. Mary's cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William Yeip
"St. Clair, July 10 - William Yeip, 83, of 7581 Big hand road, Columbus Township, retired farmer, died Saturday in St. Clair community Hospital. He was born Dec. 8, 1870, in St. Clair. He and Miss Mary Powers were married Nov. 15, 1899. Mr. Yeip is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Yeip; a son, Howard Yeip, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Brigetta DeFrane, Grosse Ponte; Mrs. Peter Endres, marine City, and Miss Louise Yeip, at home; a brother, August Yeip, St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Rose Zimmer, St. Clair, and six grandchildren. The remains are in the L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. Mt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor of St. Mary's church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Women of the parish will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home and men of the parish at 8 p.m. Monday."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ethel S. Yenson
"Port Huron - Ethel S. Yenson, 80, died Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 following a long illness. She was born May 1, 1915 in Horton Bay, Mich. and lived here since 1986. She married Harold F. Yenson Sr. He died Feb. 10, 1986. She was the daughter of the late John and Caroline Lake. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Harold (Cheryl) Yenson Jr. of Kimball Twp. and John E. (Sandra) Yenson of St. Clair; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara (Jerry) Bryant of Illinois, Mary (Jim) King of Tennessee, Carol (Bill) Rippetoe, and Helen (Jim) Wurn of Livonia; her daughter, Diane Yenson of Port Huron; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and William Lake; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Yenson and a daughter, Donna Yenson. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. The Rev. Gerald Clark, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery, Boyne City, Mich. Visiting hours are 12 to 4 p.m. Monday."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-FEB-1996


Edwin G. Young
"Port Hope - Edward G. Young, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1993. He is survived by his wife, Florence. Mr. Young was a retired Rubicon Township farmer. Services are 2 p.m. Friday in St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. Visiting is 1 to 9 p.m. today and Friday in the Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach and noon until service time Saturday. A Scripture service will be 8 p.m. today."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 09-DEC-1993


Gretchen H. Young
"Age 78, of St. Clair died Dec. 14, 1995. She is survived by a son, Duane of St. Clair, a daughter, Barbara Thompson of Marysville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Young was predeceased by her husband, Walter. Services were in Young Colonial Chapel funeral home with the Rev. Carl Asher, pastor of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, officiating Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Adair."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Van Buren Young
"Van Buren Young - Body of Drowned man Recovered at Kincardine, Ont. - When the doomed steamer Argus met destruction in the disastrous gale of Nov. 9th & 10th, she carried with her one of Marine City's well known citizens in the person of Van Buren Young. When news of the disappearance of the
Argus reached this port, it was hoped that some of her crew had taken to the life boats and survived the storm, but when later bodies wearing life preservers bearing the ship's name were washed ashore, hope that Mr. Young, who was first mate, might be saved, turned to despair. His body was recovered and brought to the temporary morgue at Kincardine, Ont. where it was identified by a brother-in-law, W. J. Williams and Undertaker Bower, of this city. Van Buren Young was born Aug. 17, 1886, in this city and was married March 21, 1908, to Miss H. Grace Parker, a well known Marine City girl, who is left to mourn her husband. Deceased also leaves a mother, Mrs. Mary Young, and four sisters, Mrs. Alex Shriner, and Misses Jennie, Sadie and Catherine Young, all of this city. To these the News speaking for innumerable friends, extends sincere sympathy. The funeral was held Wed. afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of F. B. Parker on Elizabeth St. where deceased had made is home since marriage. Rev. R. A. Mitchell conducted the services. The remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery."
- Source: The News, Marine City, November 1913

"Marine City - Undertaker Wm. Bowers and William Williams arrived home from Kincardine, Ont. Mon. afternoon with the remains of Van B. Young, first mate of the lost steamer Argus. Van B. Young was the youngest child and only son of Mrs. Young of Elizabeth Street, who is a widow having lost her husband, also a sailor, 12 years ago by a fall in the hold of his boat. Van Young was born in Marine City Aug. 1886, was brought up here and received his education in the Marine City schools. He comes from a long line of sailors, both on the side of the Youngs and the Woodworths, his mother's family, and early evinced his love for that kind of life. That his courage was undoubted, and his intelligence great is proven by his rapid rise in his profession, becoming a first mate of so large a steamer as the Argus at the early age of twenty-seven. He was of cheery optimistic disposition and always greeted life with a smile. He married in 1907 Miss Grace Parker, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Parker, who is now left to mourn the loss of her young and devoted husband. He is also survived by his aged mother and four sisters, the Misses Katherine, Genevieve and Sadie Young and Mrs. Ella Schriner all of Marine City. The hour for the funeral has not been fixed at this writing."
- Source: Times Herald?, November 1913
Submitted by
Suzanne Frantz.


Walter A. Young
"St. Clair — Walter A. Young , 65, died March 20 [1984] in St. Joseph Hospital-West, Mount Clemens, after a short illness. He was born July 16, 1918 in St. Clair. He married Gretchen Beebe July 14, 1937, in Marine City. Mr. Young was a local area businessman who operated Walter Young and Son, a sawmill and lumber business in St. Clair County, for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife; a son, Duane, St. Clair; a daughter, Barbara Young Thompson, Marysville; a brother, Daniel, Adair; a sister, Edna Sturm, Daytone Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 in First congregational United Church of Christ. Dr. John Methler, interim pastor, and the Rev. Jose Malayang, pastor of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, Adair, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Merlin L. Trumble Colonial Chapel Funeral Home - St. Clair Highway Chapel."

"Founder of Sawmill Dies at 65 - Work was the most important thing in Walter Young’s life, and the business that bears his name will live on after him. Young, 65, died Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital West, Clinton Township, after a short illness. He founded a sawmill and lumber business in Snyderville in 1952. His son Duane R. Young, China Township, became a partner in 1959, making it the W. A. Young and Son Lumber Co. "We worked together all our lives," said Duane Young 45, "We never had a fight in our lives. He was a man who didn’t want to hurt anybody in whatever he did. He wanted a friend in every corner." Except for traveling on an occasional vacation, "about all he did was work," Duane Young said. "He was just a hard-working old man.""
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love