Services for Bob E. Yager, 89, of Center, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Center Baptist Church with Reverend Dan Peters and Reverend Bill Cottrell officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with Masonic services at 8 p.m., at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Center.
Mr. Yager passed away at 7 a.m., July 8, 2013, at Monroe City Manor in Monroe City.
He was born January 10, 1924, in Quincy, Ill., the son of W. Bradford and Hettie B. Lillard Yager.
He was married to Lucille L. Isensee on February 18, 1945, in Center and she survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, David (Barbara) Yager of Center, and Donald (Barbara) Yager of Fort Mill, S.C,; one sister, Nancy Bughman of Godfrey, Ill.; six granddaughters, Aimee (Greg) Eisele of Perry, Krista (Jeremiah) Callaghan of Versailles, Kelly (Jeff) Mason of Fort Mill, S.C., Tracy Yager of O’Fallon, Jill (Justin) Nabors of Columbia, and Kathleen King of Wright City; seven great grandchildren, Ashlyn and Colten Eisele, Rylee Callaghan, Natalie and Vivian Mason, Ethan King, and Linley Nabors; one step grandson, Billy (Beth) Lipari of Charlotte, N.C.; and two step great granddaughters, Hanna and Reese Lipari.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Holly Suzanne Yager.
Bob was a lifelong area resident and farmer who loved new technology, both computers and farm equipment. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was Baptist by faith. He was a 1943 graduate of Center High School. He was a past president of the Ralls County Farm Bureau, and president of both the Center Rural Fire Department and Norton Cemetery Association. Bob was third degree Master Mason; 50 M; WM; AFFL:OES; Ralls #33; AG. He also drove the Ralls County School District bus for 26 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be his family members, Greg Eisele, Jeremiah Callaghan, Justin Nabors, Jeff Mason, Steve Wagner, Andy Wagner, and Ben Wagner.
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